December 8, 2013
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.