Where Is Connor Stalions Now? Updates on Michigan’s Coach at Center of Sign-Stealing Scandal

    The Michigan Wolverines are set to take on Alabama in the CFP. What happened to the man behind the sign-stealing scandal, Connor Stalions?

    The college football world witnessed one of the most eye-opening scandals in recent memory involving the Michigan Wolverines football program. Its sign-stealing controversy made waves throughout the country, and changes were made to Michigan’s coaching staff. One man was in the middle of it all: Connor Stalions.

    Stalions was heavily involved in the scandal, and his actions cost him the job at Michigan. So where is he now? Let’s review his involvement and what he has been up to since the incident.

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    Stalions joined the Michigan coaching staff in 2022 as a football analyst. He was asked to be on the sidelines on gamedays to assist defensive coordinator Jesse Minter and other coaches. Before taking the analyst job, he was a team volunteer and a former Marine Corps officer.

    Sources told ESPN that Stalions bought tickets for over 35 games at 17 stadiums. Those games mostly consisted of teams Michigan would be playing and teams they would play in the playoffs. The network was also told that Stalions paid a former Division III player and coach to attend Big Ten games and video the sidelines.

    Central Michigan launched an investigation into whether Stalions was on the sidelines during their season-opening game against Michigan State. Experts examined images and told ESPN it is “highly likely” that Stalions and the man in the image at the Central Michigan game are the same person.

    In November, Stalions resigned from Michigan as the investigation was going on. He released a statement saying he left the school not to be a distraction to the team.

    The investigation resulted in Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh being suspended for the last three games of the regular season. Michigan also fired linebackers coach Chris Partridge for trying to destroy evidence as part of the investigation.

    Since the investigation concluded, the general public has not heard from Stalions often. There was a possible public appearance from Stalions on Barstool’s Pregame Show before the Ohio State-Michigan game, where he walked up on stage and handed a note to Barstool founder and owner Dave Portnoy.

    Stalions has not been heard of outside of that event and has been quiet since. His LinkedIn was deleted shortly after the investigation happened.

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    It’s not known if he will ever have a chance to get back on the sidelines in a college football game. What is known is that Stalions changed the way teams prepare for Michigan. The Alabama Crimson Tide has players watching film together in position groups and are not allowed to watch on iPads.

    Michigan will take on Alabama in the College Football Playoff at the Rose Bowl Monday at 5:00 pm EST.

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