Pat McAfee weighed in on potential repercussions for Michigan amid an investigation into alleged sign-stealing by the football program. Speaking on First Take, McAfee noted the complexity of the situation but hinted that the Big Ten’s acknowledgment of possible disciplinary action suggests damning evidence. He joined Shannon Sharpe and Stephen A. Smith in arguing against Michigan participating in the College Football Playoff if found guilty of in-person scouting for signal theft. McAfee doubted the NCAA’s prompt resolution but anticipated the Big Ten making a decision within a month, emphasizing the urgency compared to the NCAA’s usual pace.
The NCAA won’t make a ruling on this until 2030 and we know how they roll..
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) November 7, 2023
Acknowledging the outstanding performance of the Michigan team, McAfee expressed frustration over the looming investigation affecting their credibility. Stephen A. Smith went further, insisting on Michigan’s exclusion from the CFP until the investigation concludes, criticizing the prolonged case as “nonsensical” and advocating for an expedited process.