The situation involving Connor Stalions in college football news continues to unfold.
Central Michigan is looking into if Stalions was present on CMU’s sideline when the Chippewas played Michigan State earlier this year, according to multiple reports.
Pictures of someone who looks like Stalions started going around on social media on Monday, which is when the school reportedly first gained knowledge of the potential situation.
In those pictures, the person some are claiming could be Stalions is wearing CMU garb and standing near CMU’s coaches.
Connor Stalions-CMU Connections
Stalions is not listed on CMU’s coaching roster or on the athletics website’s staff directory. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean he wasn’t at that game.
In fact, some of CMU’s coaches worked at Michigan during a time when Stalions was helping Michigan. That includes CMU head coach Jim McElwain, who was Michigan’s wide receivers coach in 2018 before going to Central Michigan the following year.
Chippewas assistant head coach and defensive backs coach Michael Zordich also coached defensive backs at Michigan from 2015-20. He then began his stint at CMU in 2021. CMU quarterbacks coach Jake Kostner was also a student assistant at Michigan from 2015-18.
NCAA Football Matters Regarding Connor Stalions
Stalions is involved in an NCAA investigation which revolves around alleged sign stealing and improper scouting. He has been suspended with pay for the past couple weeks.
The matter has sparked a swirl of controversy. That includes how much Michigan knew about the situation and whether sign-stealing should be allowed or the extent to how much teams should be able to scout opponents.
The Chippewas opened the season with their game at Michigan State on Sept. 1, which was a 31-7 win for the Spartans. Michigan played at Michigan State on Oct. 21, which ended up being a 49-0 victory for the Wolverines.
CMU is 4-4 overall and 2-2 in the MAC this year. The Chippewas play Northern Illinois tonight.