Fifth Quarter can confirm that the University of Michigan has given offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore and defensive coordinator Jesse Minter new contracts as well as pay raises. Moore, who was promoted from tight-ends coach in 2018, has signed a new three-year deal and is set to earn $3.6 million over the next three seasons. His salary in 2023 will be $1.15 million, rising to $1.25 million by 2025. In addition, the offensive coordinator is eligible for various bonuses, including $100,000 each season for finishing top-2 in scoring in the Big Ten Conference, whilst also receiving a $1 million buyout if he leaves the university before the end of the 2024 season.
Defensive coordinator Jesse Minter is also said to have signed a new deal, although the details of this contract have yet to be disclosed. Minter joined the Michigan football program last season after a successful stint as the defensive coordinator at Vanderbilt, and has impressed fans and staff alike. Minter’s defensive unit ranked among the nation’s best in several categories including passing yards allowed and total defense, leading to him being linked to several vacant positions before committing his future to the Wolverines.
Jim Harbaugh’s decision to extend both coordinators comes a month after the coach confirmed that he would be staying in Ann Arbor for another year, and could be seen as a sign of his commitment to Michigan’s football program long term. This will be reassuring to fans, who have been impressed by the team’s improvement under Harbaugh this season.
The Wolverines ended the 2022 season with an 11-2 record, narrowly missing out on a place in the College Football Playoff despite a win over archrivals Ohio State. With Moore and Minter in place for another year, Michigan will hope to go one better and compete for national honors in 2023.