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Oregon DC Nick Aliotti reprimanded and fined by Pac-12

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Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti has been reprimanded and fined $5,000 by the Pac-12 Conference for public comments he made about the league’s officials and Washington State, commissioner Larry Scott announced on Monday.

Aliotti apologized on Sunday after calling WSU ‘low class’ for attempting 89 passes against the Ducks in Oregon’s 62-38 victory. Aliotti also made derogatory public comments about Pac-12 officials before and after the game.

“The Pac-12 has specific rules that prohibit our coaches from making public comments about officiating, and this prohibition specifically includes comments that create doubts about the credibility of the Conference’s officiating program,” stated Scott. “His comments also showed a lack of support for the Pac-12‘s policies on Sportsmanship and Standards of Conduct, which call for our coaches to treat opponents with respect.”

Oregon’s defense under Aliotti is currently ranked 12th nationally in points allowed per game (17.3) and 42nd in yards allowed per game (370.1).

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15 Responses to “Oregon DC Nick Aliotti reprimanded and fined by Pac-12”
  1. jintzforever says: Oct 21, 2013 9:29 PM

    I’m a huge fan but Allowalotti was just mad his vaunted D gave up over 500 yards passing to a high schooler. He has shown to not be able to scheme against good passing offenses. Civil war may be 70-64 with a Ducks winning of course.

  2. billybobyall says: Oct 21, 2013 9:39 PM

    No worries, uncle phil will pay for it & throw in a new uniform!

  3. thefiesty1 says: Oct 21, 2013 9:41 PM

    The pirate will call 90 attempts next week. Get over it.

  4. thekatman says: Oct 21, 2013 10:01 PM

    Aliotti is a pussy, rude, a whiner and cannot defend a spread, triple threat offense….

  5. dhalb34 says: Oct 21, 2013 10:20 PM

    Wait, the PAC12 will reprimand a coach for shooting his mouth off, but they still won’t do anything about the terrible officiating experienced week in and week out in the Conf?

  6. thekatman says: Oct 21, 2013 10:51 PM

    You are so correct, dhalb34.

  7. drakeephron says: Oct 21, 2013 11:00 PM

    I hope the next time Oregon plays this team. The Ducks should blast them off the field, by scoring 100 points on them! Just totally run up the score, and keep on scoring until the clock runs out! GO DUCKS!

  8. seahawksbmx says: Oct 22, 2013 12:28 AM

    Hope he wasn’t watching MNF. The Vikes called a timeout, down 23-7 with under 2 mins. to play. This guy makes Schiano look classy. I’ll take a “never say die” attitude over a “kneel and kiss my ring” one any day.

  9. longborer69 says: Oct 22, 2013 4:54 AM

    Alliotti knew exactly what he was doing.

    He doesn’t care if people think he’s a jerk. So he’ll be one to get his message across.

    Oregon has been hit with iffy PI calls, so he talks to the media about the Pac12 refs always call bad PI calls. What happens against WSU? No iffy PI calls.

    Most people didn’t watch the game. They’ll think Alliotti’s defense is pathetic to give up 38 points to WSU. So he’ll make sure no one will miss the fact that two TDs were garbage time. He made that the biggest story out of the game — garbage TDs and him being a jerk.

    Got his message across both times. Probably figures the fine is worth it. Everyone thinks he’s a jerk — but now everyone is watching to see if Pac12 refs know what a PI call really is, and now no one will ever forget that the score until garbage time was 62-24.

    He’s playing the media and fans, and CFT is going right along with it — this is like the third story on this now.

  10. titansbro says: Oct 22, 2013 6:56 AM

    So throwing the ball trying to get back in the game is classless? How do you justify such a moronic statement like that? Even if they were just trying to make the margin of victory a little smaller, how’s that classless? Everyone knows margin of victory(or defeat) actually matters in college football.

    This guy sucks. He just sucks.

  11. oldforester says: Oct 22, 2013 11:45 AM

    Finally in a PC world someone is real. Hats off to Nick Alliotti.

    Regarding Leach, his team is like a circus. They had only 12 running plays the entire game, none in Q4. Leach reminds me of a streaker, he is out to get attention, but you know it won’t end well. He is trying to draw attention to himself to get out of the prairie in far eastern Washington , and by not putting in some of his backups at the end of the game to gain some experience, he is hurting his team.

    Regarding Pac12 Refs, Allotti also had a valid point. During the Washington State game Washington St threw 89 passes and Oregon threw 33. How many pass interference calls were made? Zero

  12. thekatman says: Oct 22, 2013 11:50 AM

    Pac-12 refs would get boo’d out of an SEC stadium.
    USC has been dealing will bad ref calls since 2006, and your teams are just now seeing it?

  13. mikeallensutton says: Oct 22, 2013 1:02 PM


    It is painfully obvious that the only WSU games you’ve watched in the past two years are the ones they played against Oregon. It’s also painfully obvious that you have no idea of the workings of the WSU football program, yet you do not hesitate to make it sound like fact.

    First of all, that program has come a LONG way in the past two years, since Leach took it over. He completely gutted it last year (coaches and players) and has a very real chance of taking this team to a bowl this year. Seriously, that is an incredible accomplishment considering what he walked into.

    Secondly, he has no backups. Nearly all of the 2nd/3rd string players will likely be gone next year, when Leach gets another crop of his recruits in and doesn’t have to fill the bench with walk-ons. He’s trying to get his #1s as much playing time as possible.

    Everyone keeps saying how he’s out to get attention, but he never goes out of his way to talk down to an opposing coach or player. Never. He gets asked a ton of loaded questions because the media knows he’ll answer honestly and many times, that answer is not politically correct.

    They only had 12 running plays because he runs an air-raid offense. Not running ball is not exclusive to the game against Oregon, it’s the way he runs his offense all of the time. Agree with it or not, it has nothing to do with class and it has nothing to do with Oregon.

    I see multiple Ducks fans here who are just spouting garbage out, claiming it to be fact, when it is obvious you have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about.

    It’s a shame Oregon’s coaches and fans can’t take a hint from their players, who are some of the classiest players I’ve ever seen in football. It’s almost unbelievable how little taunting or showboating the Oregon players do. They look like they know what they’re doing and like they’ve been there before. Alliotti, whether or not he’s getting what he wants out of what he’s saying, ought to be ashamed of himself (and judging by his apology, I really do think he’s embarrassed about what he said about Leach).

    I’ve got no problem with a coach saying something about the Pac-12 refs, because they’re monumentally bad. They deserve every bit of criticism they get. But trying to call another coach classless because he didn’t roll over? Seriously? This after Oregon ran a play with 7 seconds left in game and up by 20.

  14. jimdev7 says: Oct 22, 2013 2:36 PM

    I have to agree with you @mikeallensutton, I don’t expect people to know what’s going on in Pullman. Even when they’re good, only the true fan knows what is happening in Pullman.

    Leach didn’t come to WSU to fish for another job. If so, he would have been gone after his first year. No coach wants to go through what his coaches have to go through to get the team back to respectability. I’m not saying he’ll be there forever, but he will bring this program back to a competitive state.

    I sure don’t see Oregon playing conservative, so why should the Cougs? If you want to talk about class … The University of Miami Hurricanes, a program noted for swagger and running up scores in the past, played a game this year that was called midway through the third quarter when the score was 77-7. I don’t think we’ll ever see Oregon do that. Meanwhile, how many people will look at that score and know that they didn’t even play three quarters of a game?

    Oregon was pissed because they want to protect their reputation and stats on defense. Plain and simple.

  15. mikeallensutton says: Oct 22, 2013 2:47 PM

    It would be like being upset at the Oregon defender who ran back the interception for 50-something yards instead of going to the ground so they could have ran the clock. But like I said, I do think he realized how idiotic he sounded when complaining about Leach and to be honest, it’s only the Oregon fans that have the thickest blinders on that think he was just with his statements.

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