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Warde Manuel, the athletic director of Michigan, stated on Wednesday that he does not believe Jim Harbaugh’s resignation will have a major effect on the two ongoing NCAA investigations into possible rule infractions that occurred while Harbaugh was the football coach of the Wolverines.

After finishing his nine-year career at his alma university with a national title at Michigan, Harbaugh accepted a position with the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers in late January. During his last two years in office, the NCAA launched two investigations into Harbaugh’s program: one about possible pandemic-related recruitment violations and the other over an alleged illicit scouting operation. Manuel claimed that he hasn’t heard anything new from the NCAA in a few weeks on either case.

“Their investigation is ongoing,” he said. “I don’t think [Harbaugh’s departure] will change any of their investigation. It just will continue to move forward, and we’ll see where it goes from there. We’ll continue to work with them. We’ll continue to support their efforts to investigate.”

Speaking to reporters while announcing a new business collaboration aimed at expanding Michigan athletes’ potential for name, image, and likeness, Manuel expressed his satisfaction with the strides new head coach Sherrone Moore has made in assembling his coaching team.

Following Harbaugh’s departure to the Chargers, Michigan lost a number of assistant coaches, including strength coach Ben Herbert and the entire defensive staff. Before Harbaugh left, Manuel stated on Wednesday that Michigan had already budgeted “a couple million dollars” for football assistants, and that both he and Moore tried to keep as many coaches as they could.

“I won’t go into details, but all those discussions have occurred,” Manuel stated. “People produced

Manuel said he didn’t begrudge any of those former staff members looking for other opportunities, and that their exit gave Moore a chance to establish an identity for the team that he wants, especially on the defensive side of the ball. According to ESPN sources, Moore recently hired former New York Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale to have the same position in Ann Arbor.

Moore promoted quarterbacks coach Kirk Campbell to offensive coordinator and shifted Grant Newsome, the team’s tight ends coach, to overseeing the offensive line, which Moore handled the past three seasons. Michigan also promoted special teams analyst J.B. Brown to special teams coordinator, replacing Jay Harbaugh, who is a son of Jim Harbaugh and took a position with the Seattle Seahawks.

Although Martindale and others are expected to join the staff, Michigan has announced only one outside assistant coach hire so far — tight ends coach Steve Casula, who had been UMass’ offensive coordinator. Moore promoted Justin Tress to replace Herbert and oversee the team’s strength and conditioning.

Along with adding money to the assistant coaches pool, Manuel said he has been working for many months to be as aggressive as possible in pursuing ways for their players to make money through NIL deals. He announced a new partnership Wednesday with Learfield and Altius Sports Partners that will bring an executive general manager to Michigan’s campus to coordinate and increase NIL opportunities for Wolverines athletes in all sports.

Manuel said he “will take” the criticism he has received from Michigan fans who think the school has been too conservative in their approach to NIL thus far, but that he thinks the school has been active in trying to promote opportunities for its athletes. Solly Fulp, who serves as Learfield’s executive vice president for NIL operations, said out of the 100-plus schools his company works with on NIL, Michigan is one of the top five schools in number of deals completed by their athletes.

Manuel said he sees this new partnership as a “long-term investment” to put Michigan in position to make the most of the evolving ways in which college athletes can make money. He said he believes schools will be sharing more revenue with their athletes in the near future.

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