Posted: Oct 14, 2012 7:40 PM by Q2 Sports
LARAMIE, WY - University of Wyoming head football coach Dave Christensen issued the following statement on Sunday, regarding comments he made following Saturday's Wyoming-Air Force game in Laramie.
"I want to apologize to Wyoming fans, the Mountain West Conference and the game of college football for my actions and for the comments that I made after our game against Air Force. I let my emotions, my passion for our football program and the frustrations of the first half of the season get the best of me, and my actions reflected negatively on our program.
"I have always tried to teach the young men in our program the importance of sportsmanship in our game, and with that said, I believe it is important to let them know that when you do make a mistake you need to stand up and take responsibility for your actions. That is what I am doing with this apology."
Christensen accused the Falcons of faking an injury to get more time to run the play that scored Air Force's final touchdown, which ended up being the game-winner. The Falcons won 28-27.
University of Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman said, "The postgame actions and comments made by Coach Christensen do not represent Wyoming Cowboy Football in the manner we expect, but I respect Dave (Christensen) for issuing this apology. I know he wants to express to his team and to Cowboy fans everywhere his sincere regret in what happened on Saturday night and how proud he is to be their head coach."