This is a loss for the Wolverines from a recruiting and a coaching stand point. Michigan will have to look for new candidates pretty quickly. Also get used to other programs and NFL teams fishing from Jimmy's pond. This will happen every year.
Good luck to Coach Wheat!
So who is next? Mike Hart and Cass Tech head coach Thomas Wilcher are the obvious candidates. Mike has coached RB's at Eastern and Western Michigan and is now at Syracuse. He does have a bit of bad blood with Harbaugh that may or may not have been resolved. There are also a few questions if he is a top recruiter.
There seems to be some "smoke" around the Thomas Wilcher "fire" coming to Ann Arbor. We are not sure if Jimmy's interest is in the RB role or to join his non-coaching staff. This would for sure check the Detroit recruiting box that would be lost from Coach Wheat.
- Jimmy, Don Brown, and Coach Partridge visited Aubrey Solomon yesterday. Jimmy brought his daughter so he could play with Aubrey's sister. Aubrey's mom called it the best visit ever! Some Georgia insiders also added crystal balls to Michigan yesterday. At this point, it seems to be an Alabama - Michigan race. Still hard to believe after that video came out.
- 4-star Penn State OG commit C.J. Thorpe is planning to visit Ann Arbor this weekend. I wouldn't hold my breath on this one, CJ's father played at Penn State, though he did play with Michigan DB coach Mike Zorich, who did an in home visit with Coach Drevno last night. We will see if Jimmy can flip this talented offensive lineman.
- If you didn't hear, the visit from Brandon Sebastian CB was cancelled last weekend. Not sure which side cancelled or the reason. Hopefully, this means that Michigan is going to fill his spot on one of the offensive or defensive lines.