SPOKANE -- Two days after having his late-game tactics in a 62-38 loss at Oregon called into question, Mike Leach had a chance to respond.
The WSU head coach spoke to the media following a Cougar Club luncheon in Spokane. Leach said, "we're gonna finish all four quarters no matter what".
Oregon Defensive Coordinator Nick Aliotti called Leach out following Saturday's game saying, "that's total (expletive) that he threw the ball late in the game, like (Leach) did. You can print that, you can send it to him, and he can comment too, I think it's low-class."
Aliotti's comments, as well as previous critiques of Pac-12 referees earned him a $5,000 fine from the conference.
The Cougs' only second-half touchdowns came in the final four minutes. In the process Connor Halliday set an FBS record with 89 attempts, a Pac-12 record with 58 competions, and a WSU all-time high 557 passing yards.