Michigan Dec 3, 2022; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; A Michigan Wolverines player holds their helmet following their 43-22 victory against Purdue in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines football program is under NCAA investigation. The Athletic reported Thursday that the program will receive a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Friday.

Nicole Auerbach tweeted, “NEWS: The Michigan football program has been under NCAA investigation & expects to receive a Notice of Allegations by Friday, source told The Athletic.”


Auerbach indicated as well that these are minor infractions, but will depend on how the Wolverine program responds to them.

The report from Auerbach wrote, “The school source believes that the NCAA violations are relatively minor infractions — one includes an analyst coaching players and another involves text messages that violated NCAA rules — but that the investigation also centers on the program’s response to such violations. Three sources who have knowledge of the investigation confirmed it included self-reported violations involving an analyst coaching players on the field. It is unclear what the punishment from the NCAA would be.”

News of these allegations comes at an interesting time for the Michigan football program. Head coach Jim Harbaugh is once again the subject of significant NFL head coaching rumors. Harbaugh didn’t confirm that he planned to leave the Wolverines in a statement on Thursday. However, he didn’t necessarily deny it, as he acknowledged the reports.

Michigan enjoyed a 13-1 season with a Big Ten Championship and College Football Playoff berth for the second consecutive year.

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