October 21, 2007

Notebook: Illegal block not tolerated

Tommy Tuberville wants to make one thing very clear: Auburn's head coach in no way condones the chop block that knocked LSU All-American defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey out of the game in the third quarter of Saturday night's AU-LSU matchup.

"We do not teach it. We will not teach it. We won't tolerate it," said Tuberville. "One thing all the coaches in our league have talked about is chop blocks at the line of scrimmage and roughing the quarterback. We want the officials to call those. That should have been a 15-yard penalty."

Dorsey was being blocked by right guard Chaz Ramsey and right tackle Lee Ziemba when Ramsey dropped down and hit Dorsey in the knees.

"It was a zone play," Tuberville explained. "One guy goes to the outside shoulder, one guy goes to the inside shoulder. Ramsey checks the linebacker coming through first. He steps, no linebacker, then you block. What happened is the linebacker went the other way and Lee just stayed on the guy.


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