An uptick in recruiting
It sound strange to think that Michigan football could recruit better without Jim Harbaugh, but that's 100 percent going to happen.
For starters, Sherrone Moore is an elite recruiter. That's one of the reasons he was hired by Jim Harbaugh in the first place. Moore has landed plenty of big-time prospects and had a key role in landing J.J. McCarthy.
Beyond the fact that Moore can flat-out recruit, Michigan football has been hampered for years by the Harbaugh to NFL chatter. It was real and it was a hinderance.
The pay-for-play that Ohio State and others are doing will be hard for Michigan to compete with -- I still don't see the Wolverines doing that under Moore. However, NIL will be weaponized and the Wolverines can still use it in a way that helps them retain their players, plus have something more competitive to pitch to recruits.
Moore is also going to be more aggressive. There is talk of a bigger recruiting operation and as a younger head coach, I see him spending more time on the road. That makes a difference too.
You can already sense some of the excitement and as the Michigan football head coach, Moore will be an absolute star on the recruiting trail.