Michigan State coaches say they received ‘doctored’ game film from Ohio State

Urban Meyer won his first Big Ten game on Saturday in Ohio State’s 17-16 win over Michigan State. But of course the win doesn’t come without some type of controversy.

Meyer entered the conference this summer and quickly rubbed fellow coaches the wrong way on the recruiting trail. And now Michigan State coaches are claiming that Ohio State sent them “doctored” game film before Saturday’s game.

The Big Ten requires its teams to provide game film to each other before they play. Ohio State apparently did just as the Big Ten require. But Michigan State also contacted Ohio State’s nonleague opponents and requested film on the Buckeyes. And that’s where they found the discrepancies between the film they received from Ohio State and the film they received from Ohio State’s nonleague opponents.

“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.”

As for Urban Meyer, you already know what stance he took on the issue.

“I don’t know anything about that,” Meyer said after his press conference. “I don’t handle the video. What are they saying?”

Told again about the accusation, Meyer asked someone from his staff if he knew anything, and the staff member said he did not.

Asked if he was concerned about a Big Ten inquiry, Meyer said: “There is no video issue here.”

Looks like Urban Meyer is back to true Urban Meyer form

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