Michigan football D-line coach Greg Scruggs has resigned

Michigan football needs a new defensive line coach after the resignation of Greg Scruggs on Thursday.
Apr 11, 2023; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin defensive line coach Greg Scruggs is shown during practice
Apr 11, 2023; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin defensive line coach Greg Scruggs is shown during practice / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA TODAY

In a disappointing turn over events, Michigan football defensive line coach, Greg Scruggs, has resigned his position than less than two weeks after it was officially announced.

Scruggs, who was hired away from Wisconsin by Michigan football head coach Sherrone Moore, was arrested on Saturday morning for operating a motor vehicle while impaired. The Michigan Insider filed a FOIA request and obtained more details of the arrest, which weren't favorable to Scruggs.

The NFL veteran, who also spent time with the New York Jets, had a blood-alcohol level of nearly twice the legal limit. He was also pulled over after a police officer observed his vehicle stopped at an intersection with its hazard lights on and not moving for over two minutes.

Soon after, Moore announced that Scruggs had resigned from the team. He said he wouldn't be able to make any other comments moving forward.

Regardless, Michigan football needs to move on and quickly to find a new defensive line coach. It's incredibly disappointing that Scruggs put other people in danger in order to drive while impaired. He clearly needs some help and stepping away from football was the right thing to do.

It doesn't change the fact that Michigan football started spring practice earlier this week. With the spring transfer portal window looming, more coaching staff upheaval is the last thing that the Wolverines needed.


Moore was able to rebound quickly when Mike Hart left and you hope he's able to make another quality hire to replace Scruggs, who seemed to be doing well on the recruiting trail. It is what it is for Michigan football and all the Wolverines can do is move forward.