Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema is sort of accusing Auburn of sending misleading game film ahead of their upcoming matchup, and has contacted the SEC office about it.
In his weekly news conference, Bielema said the "TV copy" of Auburn's game tape did not match the "film copy," and said the only reason he was able to compare the two was the Razorbacks' bye week before the game.
Specifically, Bielema took issue with a "swinging gate" formation on extra points that he spotted when reviewing TV footage but not when watching the copy Auburn sent.
Little more on the film situation. Bielema said there was a swinging gate formation that he saw on TV, but not on tape sent from Auburn.— Robbie Neiswanger (@NWARobbie) October 28, 2013
Believe the swinging gate Bielema is referring to is Tigers' formation on extra points, which they've run in practically every game.— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) October 28, 2013
The head coach made sure to say that he thought it was a "glitch," not an intentional deception by the Auburn coaching staff.
During SEC Media Days, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said he thought a comment made by Bielema on the hurry-up offense causing injuries was "a joke," and Bielema went on a 500-word rant to end all rants.
Kick-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET this Saturday on ESPN2.
Bielema appears to have violated SEC bylaws by making public accusation re: Auburn game tape. SEC spksmn: conf doesn't have further comment— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) October 28, 2013