It’s continued to be a wild week for Michigan football — and not in a good way.
With a slow drip of information continuing to hit the internet when it comes to the Wolverines’ alleged illegal sign stealing, various media outlets have been sharing intel which has been divulged from various institutions about the ordeal.
The latest came via SI.com, which didn’t really seem to have any relevance to the case, but instead expounded more on Connor Stalions behind the scenes. Social media gravitated towards on particular issue — a 550-600 page document about the vision of Michigan in the future — as being a key talking point.
Here is how social media reacted.
Internet Raj, (occasional contributor on) MGoBlog
All things considered, splendid news for Michigan. Nothing says "lone wolf" like a 600 page manifesto. https://t.co/1S2CUFpSk8
— raj.docx (@internetraj) October 25, 2023
Every Day Should Be Saturday
A Michigan man with a manifesto you say https://t.co/Mf10Sb7tV2
— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) October 25, 2023
Bryan MacKenzie, MGoBlog
Josh Henschke, Maize & Blue Review
Really buys into the theory that he was some super fan/scouting nerd who did whatever it took to climb the ranks of the program.
Doesn't make it right or excusable what he's accused of doing, it's still bad and the optics aren't good for Michigan.
A manifesto, tho? Yeesh. https://t.co/twOadLONrn
— Josh Henschke (@JoshHenschke) October 25, 2023
Chris Vannini, The Athletic
Everything we've learned about Connor Stalions has shown him to be an absolute superfan. To the extent that he possibly joined the dang military because he thought it would help him coach at Michigan. https://t.co/ESV42ErlcF
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) October 25, 2023
Ben Mathis-Lilley, Slate
oh so now it's illegal and "weird" to write down hundreds of pages of thoughts about michigan football that very few people read??? https://t.co/xl4D18oBj4
— Ben Mathis-Lilley (@BenMathisLilley) October 25, 2023
Dan Wolken, USA TODAY Sports
What a massive dork. That Michigan allowed this fabulist fanboy to get this deep in their program is almost scary https://t.co/pmKUM67GWz
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) October 25, 2023
This is the person you want on your team project, even if you can't stand a good chunk of the work. https://t.co/xnh1xZQohF
— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) October 25, 2023
Reporters are tracking down Stalions' former friends. Soon they will find the people who were getting paid. Then receipts… Then this goes from DefCon 3 to DefCon 1 for Michigan https://t.co/TiB7IlYgR1
— FootballScoop (@FootballScoop) October 25, 2023
— Maize & Blue Nation 🏈📸 (@MaizeBlueNation) October 25, 2023
Ross Dellenger, Yahoo Sports
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) October 25, 2023
Everyone else can stop this dude is the ultimate college football poster https://t.co/tTcLrtTIsZ
— Pregame Empire (@PregameEmpire) October 25, 2023
Thank you, Connor Stalions, for giving many fans an easy go-to Halloween costume this year.
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 25, 2023
Nicole Auerbach, The Athletic
If Connor Stalions had a good editor, that manifesto would be down to a tight 750-800 words.
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) October 25, 2023
“Jim Harbaugh should’ve known better than to hire a man borderline psychotically obsessed with Michigan football”
Buddy let me introduce you to Jim Harbaugh
— Noah Neidlinger (@candor_for_sale) October 25, 2023
If I’m an AD on the hot seat, I’m giving Connor the keys to my program.
Especially if I’m in the SEC, where the pressure to win is massive, and the authorities look the other way.
— LG (@LGhail) October 25, 2023