There are still of questions surrounding Michigan football as the Wolverines’ new head coach Sherrone Moore continues to build his coaching staff.
Moore made some progress this week by finding a defensive coordinator. He hired former Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale, who also has a tie to the Harbaugh’s, having once served on Jack Harbaugh’s staff at Western Kentucky.
However, shortly after Michigan football hired Martindale to be the defensive coordinator, Steve Clinkscale, who reportedly told players and coaches he was going to return, decided to leave for the Los Angeles Chargers to join former Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh.
That sent a bunch of Michigan fans into a panic. While it’s worrisome to lose Clink and Mike Elston, as well as the other assistant coaches, if the Wolverines can keep their star players, they’ll be fine.
Of course, that’s much easier said than done if you are able to retain assistant coaches. But if Moore can make some quality hires, the Wolverines should be just fine going into next season. That’s at least how FanDuel sees it.
FanDuel released updated win projection totals for Michigan football and the rest of the Big Ten Conference and heading into spring ball, the Wolverines are still expected to be one of the top teams in the conference with a win projection of 9.5. Ohio State and Oregon are projected for 10.5.
However, with the difficulty of the schedule next season, Michigan football fans would take 9-10 wins because it would likely mean a berth in the 12-team playoff for the Wolverines.