Wyoming coach Dave Christensen was fairly upset after the Cowboys 1-point loss to Air Force last Saturday on Military Appreciation Night. Christensen felt that in the 4th quarter, Air Force quarterback Connor Dietz faked an injury so that the Falcons could take time to discuss strategy. Kale Pearson scored on a bootleg on the next play. From ESPN:
Christensen later questioned whether Dietz was injured, noting the quarterback walked about 20 yards before taking a knee near the Falcons sideline. He said the several minutes that trainers attended to Dietz gave Air Force time to strategize the next play.
“There was nothing wrong with that player, except that his helmet came off,” Christensen said. “And I have a real problem with that.”
After the game, Christensen dropped dozens of F-bombs on Air Force coach Troy Calhoun.
However, he described the conversation with Christensen as “probably not a conversation that I’d have with my mom . not that kind of dialogue.”
He would later clean it up for the media.
“In this game we’re supposed to be ethical, and that’s not ethical,” Christensen said. “I don’t know what they teach at Air Force, but I’m not going to teach that to my kids. I want my guys to get off the field when they’re hurt, and we don’t want to stop the game.”
Christensen was eventually restrained by Wyoming is now 1-5 on the season. They are back in action against Fresno State tonight.
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