Controversial Michigan football hire has resigned from post
The only Schembechler in Schembechler Hall will remain the name.
Last week, it was announced that the multi-decade NFL scout Shemy Schembechler, son of legendary former Michigan football head coach Bo Schembechler, would be hired as the assistant director of recruiting. But his hire had come under increasing fire and scrutiny in recent days. Twitter users had uncovered a series of controversial likes on the platform, and thus there was palpable backlash from many in the fan base.
On Saturday, his tenure was announced as short-lived, as reports surfaced that indicated that Schembechler is no longer with the program in his new role.
Shemy Schembechler, who announced earlier this week he was hired as assistant recruiting director, has resigned after a litany of insensitive social media comments and likes — statement tonight from Harbaugh and AD Warde Manuel pic.twitter.com/ByQXv20aJG
— angelique (@chengelis) May 20, 2023
Via the statement:
Effective this afternoon, Shemy Schembechler has resigned his position with Michigan football. We are aware of some comments and likes on social media that have caused concern and pain for individuals in 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’s and Athletic Department’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Warde Manuel, Donald R. Shepherd Director of Athletics
Jim Harbaugh, J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach
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