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

Nick Aliotti apologizes for calling Mike Leach 'low class'

Oregon Ducks defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti ruffled some feathers on Saturday night after he called Washington State head coach Mike Leach’s decision to keep throwing the ball late in the game ‘low class.’ In a statement released by the University of Oregon on Sunday, Aliotti apologized for his harsh words:

The bottom line is, I’m sorry.


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 (Oregon Live).

Although Oregon blew the game open in the third quarter, Leach had WSU quarterback Connor Halliday throw and throw and throw. Halliday ended up setting an NCAA record with 89 attempts, and he threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter.

[Source: Oregon Live]

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