Michigan State Accuses Ohio State Of Tampering With Game Film
Who said there was such a thing as a poor sport or sore loser?
Not in the Big Ten Conference.
Fresh off a loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes, Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi was accusing Urban Meyer and his staff of doctoring game film it was required to send the Spartans.
Narduzzi stated that he complained to the Big Ten, but the Spartans associate athletic director John Lewandowski, athletic director Mark Hollis, and Ohio States athletic director Gene Smith settled the issue between them.
According to the Free Press, Narduzzi said that Ohio State cut out pre-snap shifts and motion before plays on the four game tapes sent to East Lansing.
“We had tape cut off all week, where they changed the tape, I’m not gonna lie to you,” Narduzzi said outside the MSU locker room. “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.”
“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,” he said. “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.”
Big Ten teams are required to provide game film from games they play.
Head Coach Mark Dantoni declined comment.
The Big Ten did not respond when asked to comment.
Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said he knew nothing about the video tape issue.
“I don’t know anything about that,” Meyer said after his press conference. “I don’t handle the video. What are they saying?”