Narduzzi: Ohio State doctored their game film
- Published: Sunday, 30 September 2012 00:58
- by Doug Samuels
Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi claims that Ohio State doctored their game film that the two teams exchanged early in the week.
Narduzzi says that the Buckeyes cut off pre-snap motions and shifts from some formations in their previous four non conference games of the season.
"We had tape cut off all week, where they changed the tape, I'm not going to lie to you. They send you tape and they've got it all cut off, and you don't get to see shifts or motions or anything else." Narduzzi explained after the game that they received the full game film on Thursday, but having it at that point did not help at all.
"A few other teams we talked to that they played, and we compared what they were looking at on tape to what we were looking at. We're like 'We don't see any of that. We see it on their tape but not on our tape.' So that's something I'm sure the Big Ten office will hopefully take care of." Narduzzi added.
The complaint made it's way to the Big Ten office, but was later settled between athletic directors Mark Hollis and Gene Smith with no involvement from the conference.
Asked after the game, Urban Meyer said that he was unaware of the issue.