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Colorado St. coach apologizes for Washington St. incident

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10:45 AM ET 12.22 | Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday and a Colorado State assistant coach had a well-publicized exchange Saturday after Halliday threw the first of six touchdown passes in WSU's 48-45 New Mexico Bowl defeat against the Rams. Replays showed Halliday, who had rolled toward the CSU sideline before hitting River Cracraft for a 25-yard score, pumping his fist in exultation. Suddenly, he wheeled and replays showed defensive-line coach Greg Lupfer mouthing a couple of words at Halliday. Another assistant appeared to try to keep the two apart. It was unclear how it started. "The coach grabbed me and said some profane things to me," said Halliday. "That's all I'll say about it." It appeared it was the second assistant, not Lupfer, who might have touched Halliday in an attempt to keep peace, however. Afterward, Lupfer said, "I am truly sorry for what I said. It was wrong and those words do not represent who I am and what I believe in. I apologize for this embarrassment I caused Colorado State University, this team and my family."

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Connor Halliday, AP Connor Halliday, AP
December 22, 2013  10:53 AM ET

Woody Hayes would have just punched him.

December 22, 2013  11:04 AM ET

" It was wrong and those words do not represent who I am and what I believe in."

OK, so why should anyone believe what you are saying now?

December 22, 2013  11:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

" It was wrong and those words do not represent who I am and what I believe in."OK, so why should anyone believe what you are saying now?

Point....coaches don't need to be talking to the other team players...period.

December 22, 2013  11:52 AM ET

Put him on double secret probation with Phil Robertson.

December 22, 2013  11:53 AM ET

Almost takes the shine off of 18 points in less than 3 minutes.

December 22, 2013  09:30 PM ET

Classless.

December 23, 2013  02:04 AM ET

Washington St. over Colorado St. was my 36 point confidence winner in my bowl pick 'em. And I don't apologize for my much more vile than whoever CSU's head coach is rant at Mike Leach after the game. I told you dilweeds Leach stinks. No mediocre coach would have lost that bowl game to CSU, especially not like that.

 
December 23, 2013  02:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Classless.

He was just emulating what he has learned from Coach Leach.

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