Rick Neuheisel projects how the NCAA will handle Michigan
Rick Neuheisel, a former Colorado head coach and current college football analyst, sees trouble coming for Michigan amid the sign stealing investigation.
Michigan football staff member Connor Stallions was accused of collecting hand signals from opponents before playing the Wolverines. Stallions subsequently fed the Wolverines coaches information on the sidelines when the team played those opponents.
Neuheisel noted that the photos of Stallions standing with Wolverines coordinators on game days is the clearest evidence. The former coach also noted significance of Michigan hiring Stallions.
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“It’s an advantage. There’s no question,” Neuheisel said on “The Dan Patrick Show” on Monday. “J.J. McCarthy might be the Heisman Trophy quarterback this year, and yet now, we’re going to wonder how much advantage did he have.”
The NCAA is investigating the matter, which could impact Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh. It could also impact the No. 2-ranked Wolverines football team overall amid a dominant 8-0 start to the season.
“I think they get through the season, and I think Jim goes off to the NFL if there is an NFL team that will have him,” Neuheisel said. “I thought it would be perfect for him to be with the [Chicago] Bears. Kind of fits his personality, but I don’t know what his relationship is with Kevin Warren, the former [Big Ten] commissioner.”