The Nebraska football and the Michigan Wolverines are not exactly true rivals. But they are conference rivals. And it's got to feel just a little bit good to think about the trouble the program could be in if things go sideways in the next few years.
With the departure of Jim Harbaugh, Michigan has turned to a man whose only head coaching experience came this season, while Harbaugh was serving a couple of different suspensions. Sherrone Moore is not someone who has led a program from top to bottom.
On Saturday, the job of keeping Michigan going got a little bit harder for Moore. According to Bleacher Report he lost defensive coordinator Jesse Minter who is following Harbaugh to the Los Angeles Chargers.
That's only going to make Minter's job that much harder. Already not certain if he's going to call the offensive plays next season, he now absolutely needs to find someone to call the plays on the defensive side of the ball.
While Minter's move hasn't been made official, reports are circulating that the coach told "several" players that he's making the jump to the NFL. There have been other reports out there that Minter isn't going to be the only guy Harbaugh takes with him to the Chargers.
Earlier this week, it was reported that the new staff could include Minter, Greg Roman as offensive coordinator and Jay Harbaugh, Jim's son, as special teams coordinator.
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Roman's move to Los Angeles makes sense because he previously worked as the offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers when Harbaugh was their head coach.
Minter, meanwhile has plenty of experience working with Harbaugh as he's spent the last three years coaching in the Big Ten alongside Harbaugh as they worked their way to a championship level.
Minter is looking at his second stint in the NFL. His first was a four-season run on John Harbaugh's staff with the Baltimore Ravens from 2017 to '20.
The Nebraska football team will take on Sherrone Moore and the Michigan Wolverines in year two of the new era. It will be interesting to see what that program looks like in 2025.