It’s supposed to be the season of goodwill toward men, but maybe not so much on the football field.
During the first quarter of the New Mexico Bowl between Colorado State and Washington State, CSU defensive line coach Greg Lupfer had some not-so-festive words for WSU quarterback Connor Halliday.
After the Cougars’ first touchdown, Halliday threw up the touchdown signal in front of the CSU bench and was greeted by some verbal jabs. Halliday turned to see who was addressing him and found Laufer, who just kept jawing.
Now, there’s no sound, but if you can read lips, it’s pretty clear Laufer says “ you, you .”
And that was only the first touchdown. Little did Laufer know that Halliday would go on to threw five touchdowns against the CSU defense – in the first half.
UPDATE: Lupfer apologized after the game. Via Colorado State's Twitter feed:
Statement from CSU DL Coach Greg Lupfer: "I am truly sorry for what I said. It was wrong and those words do not represent who I am and..."
— CSU Rams Football (@CSUFootball) December 22, 2013
Greg Lupfer, cont.: "...what I believe in. I apologize for the embarrassment I caused for Colorado State University, this team & my family." — CSU Rams Football (@CSUFootball) December 22, 2013
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