Jacksonville State head coach Rich Rodriguez, accused his team’s week zero opponent, Stephen F. Austin, of spying on the Gamecocks.

The first-year head coach detailed this at a press conference on Tuesday.

“Whether it’s true or not, [a] pretty good source [said] it’s true that they had a couple of staff members at our spring game,” said Rodriguez. “That’s not really supposed to happen.”

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Rodriguez made it clear that the Gamecocks have changed things up since the alleged incident.

“We’re making plans accordingly so if they are over there thinking they have our plays or signals… we’ve changed things since the spring,” said Rodriguez.

Rodriguez also claimed that the team caught someone trying to film at practice the other day.

“First my daughter Raquel saw him and then we caught him again peering through there with his camera,” said Rodriguez. “I sent the biggest guy in our program, one of our assistant strength coaches… to run him out and that guy disappeared pretty quick.”

Was someone from the Stephen F. Austin program really spying on the Gamecocks or could this just be a coincidence? There has been no response at all from the Lumberjacks so far.

Will this off-the-field drama be a factor when these two squads face off on Saturday?

Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. CST at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.

The game will be broadcasted live for ALL EYES to see on ESPN.

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