Glenn Schembechler resigns from post with Michigan Wolverines

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Three days after he was hired at Michigan, Glenn "Shemy" Schembechler, son of longtime Wolverines coach Bo Schembechler, resigned following social media activity that has "caused concern and pain," according to a statement from the school.

"Effective this afternoon, Shemy Schembechler has resigned his position with Michigan Football," athletic director Warde Manuel said in a shared statement with coach Jim Harbaugh that was provided to ESPN on Saturday evening. "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."

On Wednesday, Schembechler announced he had been hired as Michigan's assistant director of football recruiting. He tweeted: "I'm beyond honored to return home to @UMichFootball! #GoBlue always and forever!"

A source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN that Schembechler went through a thorough background check during the hiring process.

His Twitter account, @shemyscout, was deactivated on Saturday. Schembechler had been a longtime NFL scout, most recently with the Las Vegas Raiders until February. He also scouted for Washington, Chicago and Kansas City. Schembechler spent more than a decade working for Washington's 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 strengthening Black individuals and families.

It's been a tumultuous offseason for Michigan, which has incurred several off-field incidents since its appearance in the College Football Playoff. In January, the NCAA sent Michigan a notice of allegations against Harbaugh for allegedly misleading NCAA enforcement staff who were looking into possible violations during a COVID-19 recruiting dead period.

Later that month, Michigan announced it fired co-offensive coordinator Matt Weiss, who remains under investigation by university police for "a report of computer access crimes" at the school's football facility.


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He went through a “background check” but…

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 strengthening Black individuals and families

Any rando sounds like they could have done a better background check…
 


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Another racist rooted out! This one's a nepo baby. His dad was no peach either.
 
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He went through a “background check” but…



Any rando sounds like they could have done a better background check…
Nah, that's a waste of money now. SOP now say to just let social media handle that.
 

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Per ESPN:

Three days after he was hired at Michigan, Glenn "Shemy" Schembechler, son of longtime Wolverines coach Bo Schembechler, resigned following social media activity that has "caused concern and pain," according to a statement from the school.

"Effective this afternoon, Shemy Schembechler has resigned his position with Michigan Football," athletic director Warde Manuel said in a shared statement with coach Jim Harbaugh that was provided to ESPN on Saturday evening. "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."

On Wednesday, Schembechler announced he had been hired as Michigan's assistant director of football recruiting. He tweeted: "I'm beyond honored to return home to @UMichFootball! #GoBlue always and forever!"

A source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN that Schembechler went through a thorough background check during the hiring process.

His Twitter account, @shemyscout, was deactivated on Saturday. Schembechler had been a longtime NFL scout, most recently with the Las Vegas Raiders until February. He also scouted for Washington, Chicago and Kansas City. Schembechler spent more than a decade working for Washington's 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 strengthening Black individuals and families.

It's been a tumultuous offseason for Michigan, which has incurred several off-field incidents since its appearance in the College Football Playoff. In January, the NCAA sent Michigan a notice of allegations against Harbaugh for allegedly misleading NCAA enforcement staff who were looking into possible violations during a COVID-19 recruiting dead period.

Later that month, Michigan announced it fired co-offensive coordinator Matt Weiss, who remains under investigation by university police for "a report of computer access crimes" at the school's football facility.


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So if the reports are true, the guy who worked as an NFL scout, in a league dominated by African American athletes, posted inappropriate and likely racist comments? Talk about lack of self awareness!
 

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So if the reports are true, the guy who worked as an NFL scout, in a league dominated by African American athletes, posted inappropriate and likely racist comments? Talk about lack of self awareness!
Based on his likes, a lack of self awareness is putting it kindly.
 




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Social media is always looking to crucify someone.
It also exposes a lot of crazy opinions/actions that the public wouldn't have known otherwise.
 

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It also exposes a lot of crazy opinions/actions that the public wouldn't have known otherwise.
He probably grew up with the Michigan head coach, they are around the same age, and their fathers worked together. He was probably trying to help him out with a job.
 

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Social media is always looking to crucify someone.
The guy liked tweets that supported Jim Crow laws. This isn't a case of a guy quoting song lyrics with the N word in them. He had over 22,000 questionable likes. This man is not a victim, do not try to make him into one.
 



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The guy liked tweets that supported Jim Crow laws. This isn't a case of a guy quoting song lyrics with the N word in them. He had over 22,000 questionable likes. This man is not a victim, do not try to make him into one.
What is Jim Crow?
 

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Shemy, Shemy, Shemy you have been a bad monkey!
 


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Jim Harbaugh reveals Michigan replaced social media vetting company in wake of Shemy Schembechler development​


Jim Harbaugh on Thursday offered some additional clarification on the Shemy Schembechler situation at Michigan.

Harbaugh said Michigan has replaced the company it uses to vet social media after the resignation of Schembechler and added that he was offended by the material on Schembechler’s Twitter feed.

“Once we became aware of things that were just offensive, offensive to me, offensive to other members of our team, we just didn’t want that mindset around,” Harbaugh said in Detroit at a football camp where he spoke alongside Illinois’ Bret Bielema, Michigan State’s Mel Tucker and Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck. “It’s disappointing, you know? I’ve known Shem a long time, but there are no sacred cows. That’s not who we are. It’s not us.”

Schembechler resigned nearly 2 weeks ago after racially insensitive tweets were found in the “liked” section of his Twitter account. Among them were tweets appearing to support slavery and Jim Crow segregation. His Twitter account was eventually deleted.


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"There are no sacred cows" Harbaugh says outside of his office at Schembechler Hall, where he hangs a photo of Bo, just down the street from the statue of Bo that is still up for some reason.
 

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The guy liked tweets that supported Jim Crow laws. This isn't a case of a guy quoting song lyrics with the N word in them. He had over 22,000 questionable likes. This man is not a victim, do not try to make him into one.
22,000? Sounds like he has a little too much time on his hands as well
 




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