There’s some controversy brewing between a couple of Big 12 schools. During Oklahoma’s win over Tulsa on Saturday, Jeff Lebby was pacing the sideline of the Golden Hurricanes. Why is that a big deal? Well, Jeff Lebby happens to be Baylor’s passing game coordinator.
Baylor assistant coach Jeff Lebby was on sideline during OU-Tulsa game. Bob Stoops said that is something for NCAA to deal with.
— Carey Murdock (@CareyWWLS) September 21, 2015
As to how Lebby managed to get on the sideline, that’s not 100% clear. Although, Phillip Montgomery, Tulsa’s new head coach, was previously Baylor’s offensive coordinator from 2012-2014. Lebby also has an OU connection. He committed to the Sooners in 2002 before an injury ended his career, but it would appear he was using a Golden Hurricane connection since he was reportedly on their sideline.
If the report is true, and it looks like it is, it’s more than just seriously frowned upon, it’s an NCAA violation. And a pretty blatant one. Jake Trotter looked it up just to make sure.
If there was an assistant coach from another Big 12 school on Tulsa’s sidelines, it would violate NCAA bylaw 11.6.1: pic.twitter.com/DinsP86AgO
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) September 21, 2015
It’s also unclear whether or not Baylor was aware Lebby was on the sidelines during the game, but considering Lebby is Art Briles son-in-law, it seems unlikely they were totally unaware.
This isn’t going to be the last we’ve heard of this, which means one thing. It needs a name. Unfortunately Spygate has already been taken.