June 13, 2024

Michigan’s newly appointed defensive line coach, Greg Scruggs, has resigned following an arrest for driving under the influence. The Wolverines’ head coach, Sherrone Moore, acknowledged Scruggs’ resignation but chose not to elaborate further, stating that it’s a matter for the university to address. Scruggs was arrested by Ann Arbor police on Saturday after they found his vehicle stopped in an intersection with its hazard lights activated. Officials reported that his blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit in Michigan.

Greg Scruggs, who previously coached the defensive line at Wisconsin, was appointed to join Sherrone Moore’s coaching staff on March 6. He took over the position previously held by Mike Elston, who joined former head coach Jim Harbaugh at the Los Angeles Chargers. Scruggs, aged 33, had a career as a defensive end in the NFL, playing 18 games for the Seattle Seahawks (2012, 2014) and Chicago Bears (2015-16). He transitioned to coaching, starting at the University of Cincinnati from 2018 to 2021 and then serving as the assistant defensive line coach for the New York Jets in 2022. However, following his recent arrest for driving under the influence, Scruggs resigned from his position with the Wolverines. The defending national champion Wolverines kicked off their spring practice on Monday.

First-year Michigan assistant Greg Scruggs resigns after drunken driving  arrest – Macomb Daily

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