Pat McAfee threw some shade at Conor Stalions straight out of no where on ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ cast after Kirk Herbstreit’s mic went bust while discussing Texas‘ win over Kansas State this weekend.
The odd crack occurred after Herbstreit had brought up technical difficulties that he encountered on the show on Saturday, which was probably due to a malfunction of some sort. No one knew the reason behind it.
‘Probably Connor Stalions,’ McAfee responded, referring to the departed Michigan recruiting analyst, who allegedly led the school’s football team’s entire sign-stealing scheme.
‘Where’s that son of a b**** at?’
Stalions resigned from role on Friday, while the NCAA investigates claims that the Wolverines did in fact cheat for the last two-to-three years.
Michigan recruiting analyst Connor Stalions standing right behind head coach Jim Harbaugh
He said in a statement: ‘I love the University of Michigan and its football program. And I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to work with incredible student-athletes, Coach Harbaugh and the other coaches that have been a part of the Michigan family during my tenure.
‘I do not want to be a distraction from what I hope will be a championship run for the team, and I will continue to cheer them on.’
Stalions’ attorney, in a statement to The Athletic, said his client chose to resign because stories about him have created a distraction for the second-ranked Wolverines, who beat Purdue on Saturday night and are among the favorites to reach the College Football Playoff.
‘Connor also wants to make clear that, to his knowledge, neither Coach (Jim) Harbaugh, nor any other coach or staff member, told anyone to break any rules or were aware of improper conduct regarding the recent allegations of advanced scouting,’ attorney Brad Beckworth said.
Michigan defeated Purdue this weekend despite being at the center of a sign-stealing scandal
On Friday, Big Ten Commissioner Tony Petitti met with Michigan President Santa Ono and athletic director Warde Manuel as the conference weighs whether to discipline the Wolverines.
Big Ten spokeswoman Diane Dietz confirmed Petitti met with Ono and Warde, but provided no details.
Multiple Big Ten schools have reportedly found records of tickets purchased in Stalions’ name to their games and surveillance video of the people sitting in those seats pointing cell phones toward the field.
Photos on the internet suggest Stalions was on the Central Michigan sideline during the September 1 game against Michigan State, wearing CMU gear and sunglasses.