As he leaves for Clemson, Erik Bakich tells UM baseball: ‘I love them’

Erik Bakich has left the job, but he’s not leaving the relationships.

Bakich, who led Michigan baseball to four NCAA Tournament appearances in 10 years, including the 2019 College World Series, was officially introduced as the next head coach at Clemson on Thursday.

But he paid tribute to the school and the players, past and present, he’s left behind.

Erik Bakich was introduced as head baseball coach at Clemson on Thursday.

“I told them I loved them,” Bakich said Thursday during his introductory press conference. “Relationships transcend geography and location. … It doesn’t mean I love them any less and I won’t continue to be in their lives. … Just because I’m not there doesn’t mean I’m not with them or not speaking with them or not involved with them. I hope to be at all their weddings someday.

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