Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 9/29/12

Michigan State lost at home to Ohio State 17-16 on Saturday, and the Spartans defensive coordinator reportedly accused the Buckeyes of altering game tape sent to them during the week.


The Big Ten requires teams to provide conference opponents with film of all their games as shot by the team’s video staff. Spartans defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi reportedly said after Saturday’s game that the film Ohio State sent them was altered to remove pre-snap motions and shifts.


“We had tape cut off all week, where they changed the tape, I’m not gonna lie to you,” Narduzzi said after the game, according to the Detroit Free Press. “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,” Narduzzi 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.”


Though an initial report said Michigan State had filed a complaint against the Buckeyes, the Free Press reported that the schools’ athletic directors worked out the issue.


First-year Ohio State coach Urban Meyer denied knowledge of the alleged doctored tapes.


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


“There is no video issue here,” Meyer reportedly told the Free Press.


Meyer has been rubbing Big Ten coaches the wrong way since getting recruits to flip their commitments from opposing schools on National Signing Day. This game film issue seems to be the latest controversy his staff has sparked.

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