Scott Satterfield lobs tampering allegations toward Alabama
Scott Satterfield, the Louisville coach, became the latest coach to discuss tampering in college football, and this time, he’s talking about Alabama.
Tyler Harrell, a transfer wide receiver from Louisville, was the player in mind for Satterfield in his reference which he chuckled when asked about potential tampering. Harrell, known for his speed, committed to Alabama about 2 weeks ago after he caught 18 passes for 523 yards and 6 touchdowns over 13 games during the 2021 season. He visited Alabama last weekend for the spring game events.
“I think it’s not only him, it’s happened before here,” Satterfield said. “Last year we had a few guys that jumped into the portal and the next day they’re announcing where they’re going. You can look at that and know that something went on before they were in the portal.”
In an interview with 247Sports, Satterfield made clear that he believes it occurred, but like so much of what happens behind the scenes in college football, there’s little he can prove.
Satterfield’s comments came as college football media and fans watch the transfer portal entry of Pitt WR Jordan Addison after his coach, Pat Narduzzi, accused Southern Cal coach Lincoln Riley of tampering.
The timing, and rules around communication for these kinds of issues will continue to be something that’s discussed throughout college football.