From the AP: Alabama coach Nick Saban says his kickers won’t use tape to spot field goals and extra points,
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 says he didn’t know Tiffin was using the tape and says it isn’t worth risking a 5-yard penalty. However, he says Tide coaches have found that more than half of the SEC teams put something such as a piece of grass or mud on the field so the kicker knows where the ball will be spotted.