If there’s anything that Jim Harbaugh and Michigan know, it’s how big of an advantage having another team’s signals is. Harbaugh isn’t on the sideline today against Maryland and won’t be against Ohio State as he serves his suspension for the sign-stealing scheme.
Michigan has resorted to an interesting tactic to protect from broadcast revealing anything ahead of their matchup against Ohio State next Saturday.
Sherrone Moore is serving as Michigan’s head coach and to protect his team from Ohio State’s version of Connor Stallions, Michigan has begun to shield its sideline meetings from the overhead cameras using banners and the internet has no shortage of jokes.
Michigan has spent the past few weeks telling the rest of the college football world that they didn’t gain an edge from filming their opposing teams, but actions speak a lot louder than words.
It’s not clear that this reveals Michigan’s cheating scandal, but with the evidence mounting, this may not have been the smartest move for the program that is desperate to play the victim. Twitter isn’t letting “America’s team” off the hook.
Michigan is hanging on to a late lead against Maryland. It was clearly a trap game for the Wolverines coming off a big win against Penn State with Ohio State looming a week away. This won’t knock the Wolverines out of the top four of the College Football Playoff rankings, but this was the first sign of vulnerability for the defending Big Ten champions.
Seeing the reaction on Twitter today, it feels like social media will be rooting for Ohio State in the rivalry game next week.