Michigan football players react to departure of Ben Herbert

Michigan football received the news on Monday that strength and conditioning coach Ben Herbert will depart for the NFL, reportedly following Jim Harbaugh to the LA Chargers.

Herbert, who has been on staff since 2018, was widely considered to be the best at his position nationally. His process developed 37 NFL draft picks (not counting a likely large 2024 class), including seven first-rounders. Herbert’s instruction developed three-star Rod Moore, Kwity Paye and Kris Jenkins into top players in college football.

He will be replaced by Justin Tress, a Herbert disciple who followed him to Ann Arbor from Arkansas, but the loss is shocking regardless.

Many Michigan players, both past and current, took to social media to voice their disappointment. See their thoughts below.

Quinn Nordin, former K

Raheem Anderso, OL

Blake Frazier, OL

Dominic Nichols, Edge

Alex Orji, QB

Nathan Efobi, OL

Mason Graham, DL

Luke Hamilton, OL

Deyvid Palepale, DL

Hogan Hansen, TE

Lugard Edokpayi, Edge

Eamonn Dennis, ST

Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire