Jim Harbaugh has claimed responsibility for the failed vetting process that led to the hiring of Longtime̵7;s son, Glenn “Shemmy” Schembechler. michigan football Coach Bo Schembechler was forced to resign just three days after his “offensive” activity on social media.
Schembechler, 53, was hired as Michigan’s assistant director of recruiting last month.
However, he resigned just days after reports emerged that his Twitter account featured a number of questionable “likes”, including a suggestion that slavery and Jim Crow laws had a positive effect on black people.
“Once I became aware of things that were offensive — offensive to me, offensive to other members of our team — (we took action),” Harbaugh said Thursday after speaking at a football camp at Wayne State University. told reporters, reported The Detroit Free Press.
“We didn’t want that mentality around.”
Schembechler played for his father, who coached michigan from 1969–89, and spent the majority of his career as an NFL scout. Harbaugh also played for Bo Schembechler during his time with the Wolverines and remained close to the family.
However, that’s no excuse, Harbaugh said Thursday.
“I’ve known Shami for a long time, but there is no sacred cow,” Harbaugh said. “This is not who we are – this is not who we are.”
Harbaugh said the third-party company hired to do research on potential candidates has already been replaced, but he ultimately took responsibility for the failed process.
“I read the report myself, the social media investigative company came back and said ‘well done, okay’,” he reportedly said. “So we have a new company doing this, but we have to get better. I’ll take it – if someone can find it one day, we have to be able to do it ourselves.”