By: Phillip Lutz, Sports Editor
There are multiple questions with the Michigan Football team after their disappointing 2017 season. The biggest question? How will they fix the offensive side of the ball.
Most fans are talking about and demanding changes with the coaching staff. They are getting changes so far this offseason but is it enough?
Recently the University of Michigan announced several changes to the football staff.
Michigan insiders are reporting that former Central Michigan University tight end coach Sherrone Moore has been added to the coaching staff. This is not finalized as of yet by the university, but all signs are pointing to an official announcement soon. Moore is already listed on the staff list for the Wolverines but has not officially been announced. Central Michigan is already reporting that Moore has departed for the University for Michigan.
Moore has been the tight end coach for the Chips for the past four years. He was also the tight end coach for Louisville for five years. Signs are pointing to Moore taking over the tight end coaching job for Greg Frey, who left the Wolverine staff earlier this year. Frey departed for Florida State to be their new offensive line coach.
Michigan has also recently added Dan Enos, who recently coached at Arkansas and the former Central Michigan head coach. Enos was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the past three years at Arkansas.
According to Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit Free Press on her Twitter account, Enos is now the Wide Receivers coach and an assistant coach. He has it written into his contract that he will make more in future years if he is upgraded to offensive coordinator.
Michigan has also added Al Washington, who is now the linebacker and special teams coach. He recently was the defensive line coach at the University of Cincinnati. He also worked five years at Boston College under Don Brown.
Washington has worked on both sides of the ball as a coach and will be valuable to the Wolverines. He was also the running backs coach for two seasons at Cincinnati. Washington is also an accomplished recruiter and is already on the recruiting trail in Detroit.
Michigan also hired Ben Herbert to be the new Director of Strength and Conditioning. Herbert spent the past five seasons as the strength coach for Arkansas University.
Herbert also spent 11 seasons with Wisconsin University in their strength and conditioning program. He has been heralded a homerun hire by local and national experts.
Herbert was instrumental in training 71 NFL draft picks, 2 Heisman trophy finalists, and 49 first-team All-Big Ten selections. He also has had four first-team All-SEC selections and 30 All-Americans.
The Wolverines and coach Jim Harbaugh may not be done yet as they have moved Tim Drevno to offensive line coach exclusively. Pep Hamilton has also garnered interest from the new Oakland Raiders coach John Gruden.
Coach Chris Partridge has also been offered a position from the University of Alabama. No official word on if he will take it as of yet.
Harbaugh knows that he must make serious changes to his offensive staff after this past season.