Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz jokes on ESPN about Connor Stalions following Cotton Bowl game with Ohio State.

Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz joked Sunday about Michigan's sign-stealing controversy as his team was announced to face Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl.

On ESPN's College Football Playoff broadcast Sunday afternoon, Drinkwitz said that former Michigan analyst Connor Stalions called him and forced him to leave his live interview.

"Hey guys, I got a quick phone call, Connor Stalions beeping in right here, I'm trying to get a few signals here so I gotta go," Drinkwitz barely contained himself. As soon as we finish, look forward to playing against Ryan Day, and we'll continue.”

Yes, Stalions is the former Michigan employee accused of a complex in-person sign-stealing plan to help Michigan decode prospective opponents' signals.

Most Michigan supporters will not find the dig as hilarious as Drinkwitz and the ESPN studio team. However, most neutral onlookers should like it.

Michigan supporters have bragging rights over Ohio State, even if they don't like it. Michigan upset Ohio State in the last week of the season to reach the Big Ten title game

Michigan won the Big Ten title on Saturday night by defeating Iowa 26-0 to secure the top College Football Playoff spot.

Harbaugh beat Ohio State in the third game of a three-game Big Ten ban for sign-stealing. The Big Ten denied that Harbaugh knew of Stalions' strategy, but commissioner Tony Petitti penalized him to limit punishment for Michigan's athletes.