Within the last two weeks, the NCAA and Big Ten Conference have been investigating the Michigan Wolverines sign-stealing scandal. The staffer involved was Connor Stalions, who was hired last season by Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh. As the days go on, more information is being gathered, not only by the higher-ups in college football but by other Big Ten school staff members as well.
An ex-college football staffer has recently shared information with the Michigan Wolverines about a Big Ten team stealing their signs during a game that took place last season (2022).
Former Big Ten Staffer Has Evidence of Stealing Signs From Michigan in 2022
The former Big Ten college staffer has given evidence to the Michigan Wolverines during a game that was played last year. It is unclear, but it was said to have been in the game against Illinois in the Big House. According to the Associated Press, the person also has text messages from other Big Ten schools regarding the sign-stealing where they wanted a spreadsheet created with the Michigan Wolverines play calls too.
This action is against the Big Ten Sportsmanship policy. Which is the basis of what the Wolverines are being accused of by Connor Stalions. During the investigation, Stalions was suspended by the University with pay after the news came out.
Connor Stalions Resigns From Michigan
Stalions reportedly bought tickets to 35 games in over 17 college stadiums. It also was revealed that he paid a former coach to videotape other Big Ten opponent’s sidelines within the last two seasons using a personal Venmo account. On Friday, Stalions resigned from the football program, stating that Harbaugh knew nothing about the actions that were being done. Initially, it was reported that the former staffer was fired by the University.
Connor Stalions’ attorney told reporters that his client did not want to be a distraction to the team. There was no further information provided after the resignation. Though many people want Harbaugh suspended, Pete Thamel on ESPN reported on Monday that the Big Ten will not give out any disciplinary actions for 48 hours.
Fans and spectators will have to see what comes out of the investigation regarding head coach Jim Harbaugh as things go forward. With more evidence appearing, it is hard to determine what may happen, especially with the Big Ten Conference, if the new information is accurate and is indeed true.
Wolverines Remaining Schedule In 2023
The Wolverines are sitting at 9-0 overall and have a top-10 matchup against Penn State on Saturday in Happy Valley. This may be the first true test for Michigan this season. They will finish 2023 with games against Maryland and their arch-rival Ohio State at home on November 25th.
The Wolverines are looking to capture their third straight conference title and a chance to play for a CFP National Championship.
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