Dec 28, 2011; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Oregon Ducks defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti at press conference for the 2012 Rose Bowl at the Marriott Los Angeles Downtown. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon defensive coordinator calls Mike Leach ‘low class’


No. 2 Oregon and Washington State were within ten points at halftime on Saturday night.

Then the Ducks scored 28 unanswered points en route to a 62-38 trouncing of the Cougars in Eugene.

Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday set an FBS record with 89 pass attempts in the game, and tied an FBS record with 58 pass completions.  Halliday finished with 557 yards, four touchdowns, and four interceptions.

The last touchdown came with  11 seconds left against the Oregon scout team.

Ducks defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti took exception to that, to say the least, according to a report from Oregonlive.com’s Jason Quick.

In remarks after the game, Aliotti specifically called out Washington State head coach Mike Leach, and he doesn’t care who knows.

“That’s total (B.S.) that he threw the ball at the end of the game like he did,’’ Aliotti said. “And you can print that and  you can send it to him, and he can comment too. I think it’s low class and it’s (B.S.) to throw the ball when the game is completely over against our kids that are basically our scout team.’’

“Make sure he knows that,’’ Aliotti said. “Because I don’t really care.’’

“I am kind of stunned he would keep his quarterback and crew in there,’’ Aliotti continued. “And still he threw the ball with 20 seconds left. But he did. They want stats, they got stats. But we got the most important stat and that’s the ‘W’ and we are happy about that.’’

Well, well.  I for one can’t wait to hear Mike Leach respond to these comments.

Tags: College Football Mike Leach Nick Aliotti Oregon Ducks Washington State Cougars

  • disqus_dFpgJSTh6u

    Literally the stupidest reason to call someone “low class” that ive EVER seen. “They were losing by alot and didnt just roll over, how classless!”. SMH. What a joke Aliotti is. Hes probably the reason Oregon has to score 60 a game to win and cant shut any teams down.

  • TH20

    what coach leaves his QB in in a situation like this? All he had left was to pad some stats against The scout team, what was the point? Leach just showed he cares more about himself than the safety or Heath of his players. The guy is one of the biggest d- bags in football, and actions like this just reinforces what most people already know.

  • Nls

    To call someone “low class” for not giving up and for striving for more stats is low class in my book. Don’t you think that the “scout team” should get some actually real life practice? And I am sorry, but what coach doesn’t care about records and stats?

  • Al S.

    Are you kidding me Aliotti!!! This is coming from a coach of a classless team (the best that Phil Knight’s money can buy), that runs up the score against other teams week after week!!! Are you pissed that you didnt cover your poiint spread on your bets, or is it that Halliday set records in your sacred stadium?