PAC-12 fines and reprimands Colorado Buffaloes football coach Mike MacIntyre

October 7, 2014

The Pac-12 Conference today has reprimanded University of Colorado head football coach Mike MacIntyre and issued a fine of $10,000 for what it deemed to be "inappropriate conduct towards the officiating crew" at the conclusion of Colorado’s game with Oregon State on Saturday.  The Buffaloes lost 36-31.

Following the conclusion of the contest, MacIntyre chased down the officiating crew as it exited the field and vehemently voiced his displeasure before security officials turned him away.

The officials had made a controversial pass interference call on Colorado in the second half.  It was the second difficult loss the Buffaloes have had to endure in the past two weeks following a 59-56 double-overtime defeat to Cal the week before.

“The public postgame conduct by Colorado head football coach Mike MacIntyre was completely unacceptable,” said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. “Such misconduct violates Conference policy and this behavior will not be tolerated.”

Proceeds of the fine will go towards the Pac-12 student-athlete scholarship fund.

“The Conference assigns a high priority for administrators, coaches and student-athletes to support its officiating program,” added Scott. “Chasing and confronting an official or officiating crew after the contest fails to meet these high standards.”

Other PAC-12 News and Notes

  • Welcome to the Danger Zona: Arizona is one of 10 FBS teams remaining undefeated this season. The Wildcats are No. 10 in this week’s AP poll, their highest ranking since it was No. 9 on Oct. 3, 2010...The Wildcats made the biggest leap for an unranked team since the AP went to a 25-team format in 1989...For the second time this season, the Pac-12 has six teams ranked in the AP Top 25. 

  • Road is Where the Heart is: In each of the five Conference games played last weekend, the visiting team came out victorious. To date, road teams are a combined 11-3 in league play. Two of those three home wins were determined at the end of regulation (Arizona’s Hail Mary 49-45 win over California) and in overtime (California’s 59-56 2OT win over Colorado).

  • Just Average: Washington State senior QB Connor Halliday, who threw for a FBS record 734 yards in a loss to California Saturday, is averaging a FBS-best 508.7 yards per game in six games this season. In the history of the Pac-12, there have been only 15 games where a quarterback has thrown for 508 yards or more. In fact, Halliday owns five of those marks (734, 557, 544, 532, and 521).

  • Can’t Touch This: Five FBS quarterbacks have attempted at least 100 passes this season without an interception. Four of those QBs hail from the Pac-12 - USC’s Cody Kessler (177 attempts), Oregon’s Marcus Mariota (128 attempts), Utah’s Travis Wilson (101 attempts), and Washington’s Cyler Miles (100 attempts).

By Staff of and news services

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