Sign Stealing Controversy Widens As Big 10 Team’s Steal Michigan’s Signs
A former Big 10 staffer just coughed up proof of other Big 10 schools allegedly stealing Michigan's play-calling signs.
Who Was Involved in Michigan's Alleged Sign Stealing?
It is one thing to steal a playbook from an opposing team but it's another to steal an opposing team's signs while scouting using electronic equipment which the NCAA says is illegal.
Connor Stalions was hired in May of 2022 as an off-field analyst for the Michigan Wolverines football program. Fast forward to 2023, and Stalions is at the center of a sign-stealing controversy that led to his suspension. Stalions resigned from his position in an attempt to not be a distraction for the team.
NCAA Investigation Uncovers Big 10 Teams Stealing Michigan's Signs
The plot thickens in the University of Michigan sign-stealing controversy as a former employee from a Big 10 football school says he was hired to steal signs from Michigan.
Not only did this former Big 10 employee steal signs from Michigan but he also had screenshots of text messages from other staffers from a small group of Big 10 conference teams who worked together to steal Wolverine's signs.
Currently, this former Big 10 staffer remains anonymous so as to not jeopardize his or her future coaching career.
According to WOOD, the former Big 10 employee did share the documents with Michigan that contained the Wolverines' Signs and the corresponding plays. So we will have to wait and see if the NCAA poses similar suspensions and fines to other Big 10 teams like the ones Michigan will likely get for stealing signs using electronics.
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