Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti apologizes for post-game comments

Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti apologizes for post-game comments
October 20, 2013, 9:15 pm
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Aliotti: What Leach did is bull***, low class

Oregon Ducks defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti apologized Sunday for his critical comments of Washington State coach Mike Leach following the Ducks' 62-38 win at Autzen Stadium.

“The bottom line is, I'm sorry,” Aliotti said in a statement released by Oregon. “I'm embarrassed that I got caught up in the moment after the game. There's no excuse, but sometimes right after the game the adrenaline is still flowing and I made a huge, human error in judgment. I wish I could take it back, and I promise it won't happen again.

“I'd like to apologize to Mike Leach and Bill Moos (Washington State athletics director), Washington State and its fans, and Oregon and our fans.”

WSU, trailing 62-24 late in the fourth quarter, threw two touchdown passes in the final four minutes against Oregon backups.

Aliotti said following the game that he thought WSU's decision to leave its starters in late was "low class" and "Bull----."

“I'm kind of stunned by the fact that he would keep his starting quarterback and crew in there and still be throwing the ball with 20 seconds left,” Aliotti said Saturday. “But he did. They want stats. They got stats. But we got the most important stat and that’s the ‘W.’”

WSU quarterback Connor Halliday passed for 557 yards and four touchdowns with four interceptions in the game while setting an NCAA record with 89 pass attempts, completing 58.