Glenn Schembechler resigns from Michigan Wolverines job
Three days after being hired at Michigan, Glenn “Shemy” Schembechler, son of longtime Wolverines coach Bo Schembechler, quit over social media activity that “caused concern and pain,” according to a statement from the school.
“Effective this afternoon, Shemy Schembechler has resigned from his position with Michigan Football,” athletic director Warde Manuel said in a statement shared with coach Jim Harbaugh that was provided to ESPN on Saturday night. “We are aware of certain comments and likes on social media that have caused concern and pain among members of our community. Michigan Athletics is fully committed to a place where our coaches, staff and student-athletes feel welcome and where we fully support the University and the athletic department’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.”
On Wednesday, Schembechler announced he had been hired as Michigan’s assistant director of football recruiting. He tweeted, “Beyond honored to return home to @UMichFootball! #GoBlue always and forever!”
A source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN that Schembechler underwent a thorough background check during the hiring process.
His Twitter account, @shemyscout, was deactivated on Saturday. Schembechler was a longtime NFL scout, most recently with the Las Vegas Raiders until February. He has also scouted for Washington, Chicago and Kansas City. Schembechler spent more than a decade working for the Washington organization.
According to the Detroit News, Schembechler’s Twitter timeline included “likes” of numerous offensive and insensitive posts, including several suggesting slavery and Jim Crow had the positive effect of empowering black individuals and families.
It’s been a tumultuous offseason for Michigan, which has suffered several off-field incidents since appearing in the college football playoffs. In January, the NCAA sent Michigan a Notice of Allegations against Harbaugh for allegedly misleading NCAA law enforcement personnel investigating possible violations during a COVID-19 recruiting deadlock. .
Later that month, Michigan announced that it had fired co-offensive coordinator Matt Weiss, who remains under investigation by college police for “a report of misdemeanor access offenses.” computer” in the school’s football facilities.