Is Spygate Legal in NCAA

Submitted by Ziff72 on November 23rd, 2011 at 10:55 AM

I have heard some chatter recently about stealing play signs in some various things I have read.   Just curious if anyone knows if this kinda thing is considered honorable/legal in college football.

Personally I have no problem with it and think it's all fair game.   I just don't hear about it talked about much in college where you would think it would be more common considering the lunacy of the rivalry games.  You would think coaches would look for any advantage and even if it wasn't true there would be more conspiracy stories/rumors out there.



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November 23rd, 2011 at 11:18 AM ^

NFL commentators have doubted the effectiveness of spygate, and I tend to agree.  There's too little time during a game to examine video of the signs, analyze the play and establish a pattern.

And to try and do it before the game starts also has risks that make it not worth it.  So many players on both sides of the ball use wristbands, that you'd have to believe most every school is effectively changing the signals from game to game by updating the wristbands.  

It's much easier to study tendencies and tells, such as position groups, slight alignment differences, and linemen give-aways.