“We had tape cut off all week, where they changed the tape, I'm not gonna lie to you,” Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi said outside the MSU locker room. “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 [Ohio State] played, and we compared what they were looking at on tape to what we were looking at. 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.”
Teams in the Big Ten are required to provide game tape to opponents before they play. Narduzzi said Michigan State didn't get complete tape from Ohio State until Thursday.
When asked about the tape on Saturday, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he didn't know what anybody was talking about.
"I don't know anything about that," Meyer said. "I don't handle the video."
Both Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio and the Big Ten declined to comment on the issue.
Although it's hard to say what, if anything, will come of this, it could help explain the brusque handshake between Dantonio and Meyer following the game.
UPDATE: The Detroit Free Press is now reporting that Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis and Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith settled the issue without the involvement of the Big Ten.