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Ezekiel Elliott on Jim Harbaugh’s OSU allegations: ‘Snitches get stitches’

Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh made some alarming allegations about the Ohio State Buckeyes coaching staff this week, and OSU alum Ezekiel Elliott wasn’t having it.

Harbaugh accused Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day and his staff of breaking rules related to on-field instruction during a conference call this week featuring Big Ten coaches.

Elliott, who starred at Ohio State from 2013-15 before the Dallas Cowboys selected him with the No. 4 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, took to Twitter to call out Harbaugh.

In the tweet, Elliott dropped the classic line, “Snitches get stitches.”

Elliott also reacted to ESPN personality and Michigan alum Jalen Rose predicting the Wolverines will finally beat the Buckeyes this season.

Harbaugh has gone 0-5 against the Buckeyes since taking the helm at Michigan, and it obviously is a huge stain on his Wolverines résumé given the intense nature of the schools’ longstanding rivalry.

That backdrop also provides an interesting context to Harbaugh’s damning allegations, which were chronicled by Mark Schlabach of ESPN.

“During a conference call among Big Ten coaches on Monday, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh reportedly interrupted Ohio State’s Ryan Day and accused the Buckeyes of breaking rules regarding on-field instruction.

“Harbaugh asked Day about a photo that purportedly showed Buckeyes assistant Al Washington working with Ohio State’s linebackers. NCAA rules don’t permit on-field instruction until Friday.”

The Buckeyes are scheduled to host the Wolverines at Ohio Stadium early on in the Big Ten’s conference-only schedule, with an Oct. 24 showdown penciled in at this point.

Should college football be able to actually play the 2020 season amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it’s safe to say Day and the Buckeyes will look to exact revenge on Harbaugh and drop the Michigan coach to 0-6 against the program’s biggest and bitterest rival.