Purdue coach: Know Michigan was at our games
Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Senior WriterNov 3, 2023, 12:02 AM ET
- College football reporter.
- Joined ESPN.com in 2008.
- Graduate of Northwestern University.Purdue coach Ryan Walters
, whose group gos to No. 3 Michigan on Saturday, stated his school has evidence the Wolverines scouted the Boilermakers ‘games earlier this season.The NCAA is investigating Michigan for off-campus searching and indication stealing. Michigan team member Connor Stalions is at the center of the probe, according to sources, and has actually been suspended by the school with pay, pending the outcome of the examination. Sources told ESPN’s Pete Thamel and Mark Schlabach that there are records of Stalions acquiring tickets to games featuring 12 of Michigan’s 13 Big 10 challengers over the previous three years.”It’s unfortunate,” Walters said Thursday night on his radio program.”What’s insane is they weren’t claims.
It took place. There’s video proof. There’s ticket purchases and sales that you can track back. We know for a reality that they were at a variety of our games, so we’ve needed to teach our guys a brand-new language in regards to some signals. “Editor’s Picks 2 Associated Big 10 coaches held a call Wednesday with league commissioner Tony Petitti and expressed their issues about Michigan’s alleged off-campus searching,
which is prohibited by NCAA guidelines, and its influence on games. Sources informed Thamel that a large bulk of coaches revealed their frustrations to Petitti and urged him to act, a message echoed in part by several athletic directors throughout a video call with Petitti on Thursday. Although the NCAA’s timeline for examinations and an offenses ruling would stretch well beyond the 2023 season, Petitti has the authority to investigate and impose discipline on Michigan from the Big 10’s sportsmanship policy.Petitti is scheduled to be in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Friday for the Big Ten field hockey competition. A source said Petitti likely will meet with Michigan president Santa Ono throughout his trip.Coaches have actually generally avoided publicly discussing the Michigan claims and investigation. Walters said Purdue’s evidence of Michigan’s activities has triggered changes in preparation for Saturday’s game.”We will operate in a different way offensively,”
Walters said.”You may see us in a huddle for the first time this season. It is what it is. We’re delighted to go play.”