CJ Stroud knows all about facing Michigan in The Game. Despite a star-studded career at Ohio State, Stroud left the Buckeyes with a 0-2 mark in the rivalry series, something he has admitted is a record he’ll have to live with.

Now a member of the Houston Texans and star rookie quarterback in the NFL, Stroud was asked at his weekly press conference about the ongoing sign-stealing saga surrounding the Wolverines. While Stroud downplayed the investigation as “it is what it is,” he did admit the Buckeyes had a potential idea that “stuff was going on.”

Stroud did not elaborate and made it clear he was not interested in revisiting his past. Ultimately, his team lost those games, and he’s focused on thriving with the Texans.


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“I don’t know what’s going on. that’s the first I’m hearing of that. It’s my past life, I’m not the type of person to go back and ‘Aw, they did that!’ They beat us, it is what it is,” said Stroud. “I’m not super happy with that, but man, I’m in the NFL now, I’m not worried about what happened in college. But we had an idea on maybe that stuff was going on. At the end of the day, it was it is. I’m not here to go back and forth with that. I’m a Texan now, it is what it is, I’m not tripping off that.”

It remains to be seen what the NCAA will rule from the ongoing investigation. According to reports, the NCAA has received over an hour of video footage showing alleged violations of illicit sign-stealing on the part of Jim Harbaugh’s program.