With the Orange Bowl semi-final matchup just over a week away, UGA DE Nolan Smith is reportedly reaching out to Michigan State coach and former UGA DC MEl Tucker to get hints on how to defend Michigan:
Nolan Smith said he’s traded texts with Michigan State coach and former Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker about defending the Wolverines.
— Anthony Dasher (@AnthonyDasher1) December 21, 2021
Michigan State, while winning the game, gave up 33 points to the Wolverines.
According to NCAA rule, Tucker committed an NCAA violation by being in contact with Smith:
Bylaw 188.8.131.52 Four-Year College Prospective Student-Athletes. An athletics staff member or other representative of the institution’s athletics interests shall not communicate or make contact with the student-athlete of another NCAA Division I institution, or any individual associated with the student-athlete (e.g., family member scholastic or nonscholastic coach, advisor), directly or indirectly, without first obtaining authorization through the notification of transfer process.