Once more, we have to deal with another sign-stealing incident this month. That looks like what the NCAA is going through right now. Back in November, the Michigan Wolverines were always brought up when the phrase “sign-stealing” was used. But in December, it looks like the Wolverines’ biggest foes might be the ones in the spotlight. That’s correct. The Ohio State Buckeyes are being accused of “unauthorized access” to practice video while the NCAA looks into the matter. Even more so now that I’ve heard what a former Maryland Terrapins coach said.
A statement made by Alabama players before their Rose Bowl game against Michigan on January 1 was the start of it all. They said they weren’t allowed to watch practice films on their own devices. The film was sent to them by the software company Catapult. And the most recent confession from the Maryland side could make people look more closely at the Ohio State Buckeyes.
The “victims” of the Buckeyes’ supposed plot were the Maryland Terrapins.
Who would have thought that Rose Bowl week would turn into a week of investigations? When the Michigan Wolverines were being looked into, there were rumors that Ohio State head coach Ryan Day was involved. Even though he wasn’t found to be involved, the probe is slowly shifting its attention to his team. According to Blue Blood Bias on X, an Ohio State employee “allegedly accessed Maryland’s practice video database, which included all offensive and defensive signals that the Terps had practiced that offseason.” The former coach of Maryland did not want to be named.
🚨 | EXCLUSIVE: Ohio State allegedly stole signals, playcalls, & terminologies from Maryland in 2022 via the video platform Catapult
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The Buckeyes “kept logging in once a week to watch our practices,” and this went on for a long time. They didn’t until the Ohio State Buckeyes gave the film to the SMU Mustangs, who were going to play Maryland. After that, Maryland’s head coach, Mike Locksley, talked to Ryan Day about it. Day promised to fire the employee responsible and fix the problem.
The move came after Catapult did its review and said in a statement that they “have not found any security breach in our system.”It was reported by Dan Wetzel that “the investigation is not centered on Michigan but rather on at least one other school.”After the Maryland confession, the Ohio State Buckeyes are in a tough spot because they will likely be looked at more closely. But there were scary signs that the Buckeyes and Catapult had a problem with each other even before the confession.
Ohio State Cheating Scandal
When they were caught cutting down a sign, the Michigan Wolverines had already done what they needed to do. After the Big Ten was tough on the Wolverines, their head coach, Jim Harbaugh, was kicked out of school for three games. With these new claims against Ohio State, some interesting information about the Catapult camp has come to light. The former Ohio State Director of Football Video and the Assistant Football Video Coordinator now works for the software company. They both used to work for the Buckeyes for more than three years.
They are both now senior engineers at Catapult, which is a big problem because the company stores data straight from their competitors. It so happens that Ohio State’s biggest foes brought up this link a few months ago. People didn’t pay much attention to Michigan at the time, but these reports will be looked into as the NCAA probe goes on.
That which is said to be a secret is very interesting. Are you sure that the Ohio State Buckeyes will be caught? Tell us what you think in the comments!