Just days after being hired by Michigan as assistant director of football recruiting, Glenn “Shemy” Schembechler — the son of legendary Wolverines coach Bo Schembechler — has resigned from his position. The departure comes amid the discovery of a mass of objectionable and racist social media content liked by his Twitter account.
The liked tweets, publicly available to view, were compiled over a period of years. Seemingly hundreds to thousands of those tweets were unliked Friday night before the Twitter account was ultimately deactivated Saturday.
“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,” said athletic director Warde Manuel and coach Jim Harbaugh in a statement released Saturday.
Harbaugh’s affection for Bo Schembechler, his former coach and mentor, is well known. The hiring of Shemy was viewed with curiosity at its onset, seen by many as a move only made due to the personal connection between the families.
The younger Schembechler played for the Wolverines and started his off-field career with the program as a graduate assistant in 1993. However, he spent most of his post-playing working in a scouting role across various NFL franchises, most recently the Las Vegas Raiders, which parted ways…