Maybe he should have taken a knee.

With all the upsets and all that was at stake yesterday, it’s only natural that there would be some bad feelings in the aftermath.

“I’m not a diplomat and I don’t care if I’m a diplomat. All I care about is winning games and that the kids get better and we play hard, and I think it was shit that he threw the ball at the end of the game like he did. You can print that, and you can send it to him and he can comment too. I think it was low class and I think it was bullshit to throw the ball when the game is completely over against our kids that are basically our scout team.”

Yeah, that was rough watching a team that was winning… wait, what?

Washington State continued to throw the ball late into the game with the outcome no longer in doubt, and Aliotti made it clear that he wasn’t happy with Cougars’ head coach Mike Leach’s aggressiveness until the final whistle.

“I’m pissed off that they scored those last two touchdowns,” Aliotti said.

That was in a game in which Oregon won 62-38.  Mike Leach had some nerve trying to run his offense in the fourth quarter.

Nick Aliotti’s panties are in a wad because his team defensive stats aren’t everything they could have been.

Over the course of the evening, Halliday broke the Autzen Stadium for passing attempts (89), completions (58), and total plays (93) and the Pac-12 records for both passess attempted and completed, which were set by Arizona’s Matt Scott last season.

In fact, the 89 passing attempts surpassed the conference level and broke former Purdue quaterback Drew Brees’ FBS record of 83.

“I’ve never been in a game where the team throws the ball 89 times,” defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti said. “Usually a team doesn’t get 89 snaps. I knew they were going to throw it a lot, I think they rushed for like four yards…we’re going to have some great run stats.”

Man, if there’s an Alabama-Oregon national title match up, Nick Saban may not be the biggest jerk on the field.  Imagine that.


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15 responses to “Maybe he should have taken a knee.

  1. Will

    I can’t imagine having that conversation as a member of the Oregon (or Baylor) staffs. Really? You’re complaining about somebody running up a score?!


  2. Scorpio Jones, III

    Mike Leach might explain to him that he was concerned his long snapper might snap the ball over the punter’s head… so he kept slinging it.


  3. Scorpio Jones, III

    “Nick Saban may not be the biggest jerk on the field. Imagine that.” Boss, can I imagine…ah naw, I should not imagine that.


  4. Always Someone Else's Fault

    Because your scout team should only get reps against a passing team attempting to execute only their running game?

    Maybe in addition to the marble wading pool, Nike should have sprung for some PR lessons for the coaches.


  5. 69Dawg

    So if a passing team that passes for a living is being destroyed by a go fast speed running team passing team should go 3 and out so the OU OC can continue to run up the score? This guy is trying for the Steven Orr Superior Award for Asshat of the year.


  6. Ugh.

    This week’s Pinkel Award for Bitchiness in the Face of Victory goes to…


  7. Will Trane

    First his language is offensive. No reason to say that word.
    Washington State was their to comply with the wishes and desires of Oregon’s coaches. Do not blame Leach, he is trying to get his program in, too. No better time to get things ironed out except in a game, even if losing. Did not hear Leach complain about the score.


  8. JAX

    I don’t agree with what he said but I like his fire.


  9. Ellis

    I’m not sure his Oregon team should be ranked as high as they are. FSU in my opinion is better that Oregon and may end up jumping them into the national championship game against Bama. I kinda think this Oregon coach may have figured that out last night after FSU beat down number 3 Clemson and realized they just allowed Washington State to score 38.


  10. Nashville West

    Alloitti has a short memory. In the early 2,000’s his Oregon teams were sub-500 also rans and Wazzu was going to Rose Bowl. His arrogance will probably come back to bite him someday…