Dec 21, 2013; Albuquerque, NM, USA; Washington State Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday (12) drops back to pass in the first quarter against the Colorado State Rams during the Gildan New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

CSU Rams to investigate exchange between Greg Lupfer and Connor Halliday


Colorado State athletic director Jack Graham announced Sunday that the school will launch an investigation regarding CSU defensive line coach Greg Lupfer’s conduct during Saturday’s Gildan New Mexico Bowl against the Washington State Cougars. As you’ve likely seen by now, cameras caught Lupfer exchanging some harsh words with WSU quarterback Connor Halliday after Halliday threw a touchdown pass in the first quarter.

Graham released a brief statement about the ugly incident:

We’re going to take a deep dive on this (in an investigation). It appears that it was a very inappropriate event. … If it is what it appears to have been, it’s not what Colorado State University is. It’s unacceptable behavior and we will deal with it appropriately (The Denver Post).

Although Lupfer did not specify what he said to Halliday, he did issue an apology after the game.

Halliday also did not elaborate on the situation, only saying that Lupfer “said some profane things.”

As for the outcome of the game, Colorado State won 48-45.

[Source: The Denver Post]

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