Pat McAfee Delivers “Polarizing” Verdict on Jim Harbaugh’s Suspension after Michigan Alum Tom Brady’s Involvement Escalates Scandal

Published 11/11/2023, 2:15 PM EST

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As Michigan’s sign-stealing scandal rages on, the appearance of an NFL icon in the uncertain landscape only heightens anticipation. Allegations of sign-stealing at Michigan have raised controversy, potentially leading to penalties for the football program. The controversy over sign stealing sparks intrigue due to the ambiguous nature of the rules. Many NFL players, coaches, and analysts have agreed that “Everyone has been guilty to some extent,” when it comes to sign-stealing. 

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ESPN’s Pat McAfee acknowledges reports suggesting that the suspension of head coach Jim Harbaugh is anticipated to be extended amidst the ongoing investigation. With the Wolverines playing Penn State within hours, McAfee’s stance adds much fuel to the already towering fire. 

McAfee serves his stance on the Michigan scandal and Jim Harbaugh

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“For the coach not being there on game day I think is a heck of a punishment,” opined the sports analyst before acknowledging the fact that though suspended from the sidelines, the head coach still has his fingerprints all over the game plan. Everyone knew a “punishment was coming”, although according to McAfee, even though it was not as bad as it could have been, it was still big enough to cause a potential impact on the players’ performance since most of them were unaware of what had been going on. Now the Michigan team has to perform without the presence of their head coach for the last few crucial matches that could either make or break their college playoff dream. 

As the much anticipated Wolverines and Penn State inch closer, a riot before the stadium projecting enraged NFL fans shed considerable light on the polarizing side of the Michigan verdict. While few condemn the suspension, others feel it is only just calling the head coach a “cheater.” But if coach Harbaugh’s suspension is extended, will there be a new coaching candidate in line? 

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Is Tom Brady returning to Michigan?

Jim Harbaugh suffers a three-game sideline suspension amidst involvement in the sign-stealing scandal, making his future as head coach uncertain. Interestingly, Tom Brady has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Jim Harbaugh at Michigan. The odds weigh heavily in favor of Brady becoming Michigan football’s next head coach, which currently stands at +100001, adding a fascinating twist to the story. 

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Brady, who had a successful stint as a player at Michigan, holds potential ties to the university and a strong football legacy, making him an intriguing candidate. During his time at Michigan, the Wolverines had a winning record of 40-9 with Brady, where he threw for 4,773 yards in 29 games, securing 30 passing touchdowns. While the odds are low, the buzz about Brady coaching Michigan adds a layer of intrigue to the sports world. Whether this speculation will translate into reality remains to be seen.

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