Bielema Accuses Auburn of Editing Game Film
Unprompted, al.com said, Bielema brought up during a teleconference Monday an issue he had with the video sent over by Auburn, this Saturday’s opponent. Essentially, Bielema accused AU of short-sheeting the game film from its win over FAU this past weekend.
Bielema and his staff had watched a television broadcast of the Razorbacks-Owls game, then watched the game film sent by AU. It was at that point they noticed what they alleged was creative editing on Auburn’s part.
“There are just some clips that haven’t — shall we say, the TV copy doesn’t match the film copy,” Bielema said Monday. “And it’s something we have kind of been aware of now for the last week and half in getting our preparation. So we can use other film and stuff like that to make sure we are getting the full picture.”
The issue was sufficient enough that a complaint was filed with the SEC; a source told al.com that the conference had no major issue with the video Auburn sent. Interestingly, however, the paper noted that Bielema may have bent-to-the-point-of-breaking an SEC bylaw that prohibits coaches from discussing with the media any video issues such as the one the head coach raised yesterday.
Source: John Taylor, NBC Sports