Michigan Wolverines news: Josh Gattis accuses NCAA violations, 5-star off the board

It was an interesting weekend for the Michigan football program in terms of news as former assistant Josh Gattis took to X to sling mud at the Wolverines.
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Josh Gattis had an interesting career with the Michigan football program. He was hired as the offensive coordinator prior to the 2019 season and left in 2021, after winning the Brolyes Award.

That same offseason, it seemed like Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh was poised to leave for the NFL. Some thought Gattis could be the next man up, but it was clear that he wasn't going to get the head coaching job, so he left to be Miami's offensive coordinator.

Over the weekend, rumors about Gattis and Xavier Worthy popped back up after Worthy, who was once signed with the Michigan Wolverines but left because he couldn't enroll early, broke the NFL combine record with a 4.21 time in the 40-yard dash.

Michigan football fans blamed Gattis and there have been rumors spread, that Gattis shot down. Yet, the former Michigan Wolverines assistant took it even further in his rant on X, saying that Michigan committed more NCAA violations. He says he has the receipts too.

Gattis also blamed the admissions department for the Worthy snafu, along with making other allegations:

“Ask why Admissions said they wouldn’t require a ACT but denied mid year because of a ACT 4 days before enroll. Do you want the violations too? Emails? No bag just receipts! The rival reporters know the truth…. Go dig them up for the NCAA. Have fun but leave my name, (and my) family out of your mouth."

Gattis seems angry about this time with the Michigan Wolverines or at least how it ended. Maybe he was the whistle-blower people speculated about. Regardless, it's wild he's still mixing it up on social media with Michigan football fans.

Michigan Wolverines don't make cut for 5-star OT David Sanders

The only significant recruiting news over the weekend for Michigan football wasn't great as the Wolverines were eliminated by five-star offensive tackle David Sanders. He released a top six that didn't include U-M.


Michigan signed Jadyn Davis from the same high school, along with Channing Goodwin. It also sounded like Sanders planned on visiting this spring, but now, it looks like Michigan will have to move on to other offensive tackle targets.