In the wake of last Saturday’s 25-0 loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide, some Ole Miss fans have become fixated in former recruiter Tyler Siskey. Having worked on the Ole Miss staff in 2011, Siskey, now at Alabama, was spotted sitting in the Crimson Tide coaches’ box during the game. While a staff member sitting in the box isn’t any sort of violation, a staff member helping to coach from the box would be. Siskey was seen using binoculars to watch the game, prompting some people to assume he was passing inside information to Alabama.
Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze addressed the silly conspiracy on Tuesday:
I have no idea what he exactly did. Our administration is great. Alabama has great administration too, and I don’t think that for one minute that Nick would put have himself or his program at risk by doing something. … I don’t want to get involved in something like that. They beat us, they lined up and beat us (Clarion Ledger).
Freeze also said he would not be asking the SEC to look into the issue.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban, when asked about the controversy, firmly asserted that Siskey “didn’t really assist in the game plan” and that nothing outside the rulebook was conducted.
[Source: Clarion Ledger]