It may be time to shift focus to the next college football controversy as the Big Ten announced on Thursday that Michigan has chosen to accept Jim Harbaugh’s suspension for the final two regular-season games.
Despite the conference deeming its inquiry into the program closed with this decision, college football insider ESPN’s Heather Dinich suggests that the worst might still be ahead for the Wolverines.
On Friday morning’s edition of Get Up, Dinich revealed that there is still “mounting evidence” against Michigan related to the sign-stealing scandal.
“This story is far from over. My understanding is that there’s mounting evidence against Michigan, and the Big Ten all along had evidence in regards to Michigan breaking the rule,” she stated.
While the Big Ten and Michigan maintain that Harbaugh was not involved in orchestrating the sign-stealing, Dinich notes that the investigation is ongoing concerning other staff members and their awareness of the scheme.
Michigan’s decision to accept the suspension comes as a surprise, given that Harbaugh and the team sought a temporary restraining order before last weekend’s game at Penn State. Despite initial expectations that Harbaugh would contest the suspension to be on the sideline for upcoming games against Maryland and Ohio State, the program appears content to have him return for the postseason.
Dinich emphasized the ongoing nature of the story, urging people to stay tuned because “it’s certainly not over.”
There’s no doubt the media will continue to keep this story alive as long as it can.