This one won’t die. Nick Saban responded to Steve Spurrier’s complaints of illegal use of tape by Alabama kickers with a counter accusation. Here’s what the AP wrote about it:
Saban: South Carolina spotted kicks last year, too
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says his kickers won’t use tape to spot field goals and extra points — but says the Crimson Tide is hardly the only offender.
South Carolina Steve Spurrier pointed out Leigh Tiffin’s use of the white tape to spot his kicks in last week’s game, and reported it to the Southeastern Conference. He said Tiffin quickly put the tape in his pocket after kicking.
Saban said Wednesday he didn’t know Tiffin was using the tape, and says it isn’t worth risking a 5-yard penalty. However, he said Tide coaches have found that more than half of SEC teams put something like a piece of grass or mud on the field so the kicker knows where the ball will be spotted.
Saban said they even verified that South Carolina’s kicker did it last year.