Paul Finebaum is disgusted by the sign-stealing allegations against Michigan and regrets giving Jim Harbaugh the benefit of the doubt. (0:59)The call, which took 90 minutes, included nearly an hour without Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who hung up after the regularly scheduled Big Ten business to allow the conference’s coaches to speak freely about the NCAA’s investigation into Michigan.
“Collectively, the coaches want the Big Ten to act — right now,” said a source familiar with the call.”What are we waiting on? We know what happened.”Overall, Stalions has purchased tickets to more than 35 games in at least 17 stadiums over the last three years, ESPN reported.the same day ESPN reported he was the center of the investigation. A former Division III coach also told ESPN he was paid by Stalions to video games at multiple Big Ten schools.
Coaches used words like”tainted,””fraudulent” and”unprecedented” on the call to describe Michigan’s signal-stealing scheme, as has been alleged. Much of the call, according to sources, was coaches explaining to Petitti both how it worked and how it impacted them and their programs. Both in-person opponent scouting and using electronic equipment to steal signals are not allowed by NCAA rules. headtopics.com
“People don’t understand the seriousness of it,” said another source.”How it truly impacted the game plan. To truly know if it’s a run or a pass, people don’t understand how much of an advantage that was for Michigan.”
The coaches acknowledged the reality on the call that the NCAA enforcement timeline won’t impact Michigan this season, as the Wolverines are 8-0 and No. 3 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings. And that’s one reason the Big Ten coaches called on action from the Big Ten. headtopics.com