Despite the ongoing drama surrounding the team, the Michigan football program continues its winning streak, reaching an 11-0 record for the season this Saturday.
The controversy persists, particularly with head coach Jim Harbaugh serving a three-game suspension, and the NCAA potentially taking strong action against the Wolverines for their alleged involvement in a sign-stealing scandal.
Adding to the turmoil, one of the Michigan Wolverines football coaches was dismissed this week, accused of destroying evidence related to the controversy. While the university did not specify the reason for the coach’s termination, they acknowledged their commitment to taking appropriate actions and disciplinary measures based on acquired information.
Reports indicate that the assistant coach, Partridge, is currently not implicated in knowing about the advanced scouting by the Stalions but is alleged to have taken actions after the fact to conceal evidence. According to sources, a booster referred to as “Uncle T” in the NCAA report played a role in funding the scheme, providing thousands of dollars to the Stalions for various expenses.
Multiple sources say that Partridge is not alleged at this time of knowing about the advanced scouting by Stalions, but acted after the fact to cover up evidence. Sources tell Yahoo Sports that a booster – named in the NCAA report as “Uncle T” – helped fund the scheme, giving Stalions thousands of dollars for expenses.
The Big Ten has conceded that the NCAA is assuming control of the investigation, potentially resulting in additional penalties for the Wolverines in the future. Despite these challenges, Michigan is currently reveling in an undefeated season.
Nevertheless, the controversy surrounding the sign-stealing allegations appears far from resolution.