Spurrier questions Alabama kick tactics

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  1. Deceks7

    Deceks7 Founding Member

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    I am sure this is just a misunderstanding and has nothing to do with obtaining a competitive advantage. Just like the bumps into recruits during no contact time, flying a recruit on a private plane to a basketball game, witch hunts for incorrectly determined grades that only affect one football player who otherwise would have been ineligible except they mistakenly made him eligible which negated the fact that he was ineligible, players taking cruises, bookgate, laptops, scholarships for girlfriends,....

    Spurrier questions Alabama kick tactics | GoGamecocks

    USC coach Steve Spurrier on Tuesday questioned the legality of a piece of tape Alabama used to mark the spot on Crimson Tide kicker Leigh Tiffin’s extra points and field goals in Alabama’s 20-6 win last weekend.
    During his weekly press conference, Spurrier said he planned to contact the SEC office to see if the use of a mark on kicks is legal.
    According to the NCAA rule book, it is not.
    Rule 6-3(d) states that “any device or material used to mark the spot of a scrimmage place kick or elevate the ball makes the kick illegal.” Tiffin was 2-for-2 on extra points and 2-for-3 on field goals against the Gamecocks.
    Spurrier said he noticed the tape while watching the game video.
    “Their holder on extra points and field goals had a little piece of white tape. … And he put (the tape) down and that was their spot,” Spurrier said. “And the guy kicked it, and occasionally he’d go way over there and grab it (after the kick). I’d never seen that before. So I think we’ve gotta call the head of officials to see if that’s legal.”
    SEC spokesman Charles Bloom said the conference was looking into the matter.
    Spurrier said Alabama holder P.J. Fitzgerald would put the tape in his pocket after the kicks.
    “I’ve never seen that before. But I’m sure they’ve probably been doing it all year,” Spurrier said. “Maybe it is legal. I didn’t know that.”
     
  2. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    Bama cheating? No way!! I don't believe it, i can't believe it!! They would never!!!
     
  3. BamaBengalTiger

    BamaBengalTiger Geaux Tigers !!!!!

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    So will this now be known as "TAPEGATE"
     
  4. cadillacattack

    cadillacattack Illegitimi non carborundum est

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    Not to worry, Mike "The Broom" Slive will take care of this ..... :wave:
     
  5. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    from his birmingham office.
     

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