Q: Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe declined a trip Lincoln to present your team with the Big 12 North...
Q: Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe declined a trip Lincoln to present your team with the Big 12 North Division trophy because of vile messages and death threats. What was your reaction to that?
A: I was disappointed. If he did get death threats, I was disappointed that someone would be that exercised. And secondly, a little bit disappointed that it was a matter of public information because most anybody who has been in coaching for any length of time or a political figure has had some pretty serious threats. I've had a great number of death threats during my time as a coach, and most of them just got thrown in the waste basket, unless someone had a particular method that they mentioned or a time and place sometimes we'd turn in over to campus police. Usually it's somebody who lost a bet or was mad at the world.
Q: This was unfortunate because it reflected, however small, a segment of the fan base?
A: Yeah, and I think if you listen to opposing coaches and fans that come in here, this is probably one of the more well mannered fan bases in the world. The hospitality is good, the people are knowledgeable and understand good football when they see it. So I was really disappointed in that.