Ahead of No. 10 Penn State’s enormous Big Ten face-off versus No. 3 Michigan on FOX’s “Big Noon Saturday,” the Nittany Lions published a video on social media Wednesday including defensive gamers and coaches informing fans to fill up Beaver Stadium early and be loud, particularly on Michigan 3rd downs.
The video ended with defensive organizer Manny Diaz providing that message to fans not with words — however with hand signals.
It’s an apparent referral to the huge story eclipsing Michigan’s hardest on-field test of the season. The Wolverines are still knotted in a debate surrounding now-former staffer Conor Stalions and his declared efforts to either personally goto or have proxies goto future challengers’ videogames in order to record and translate those groups’ play signals.
Several coaches and administrators from Michigan’s Big Ten competitors have apparently independently slammed the two-time safeguarding conference champ, requiring commissioner Tony Petitti to action in and levy penalty on Michigan. Some, consistingof Purdue head coach Ryan Walters and Nebraska head coach Matt Rhule, haveactually called out Michigan openly. The NCAA is notlikely to total its examination into the matter — and therefore problem any penalties on their end — before the end of the season.
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Michigan, ontheotherhand, is currently battling any prospective penalty from the Big Ten and attempting to openly minimize the egregiousness of Stalions’ actions, partially through implicating other schools in the conference — consistingof archrival Ohio State — of sharing taken indications that the Wolverines themselves utilized.
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Penn State, ontheotherhand, can toss a wrench into Michigan’s hopes of reaching a 3rd successive College Football Playoff by whipping the Wolverines on Saturday. Coverage begins with “Big Noon Kickoff” live from Happy Valley at 10 a.m. ET Saturday on FOX and the FOX Sports App.
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