A "bad week for coach Joe."
That's how Wyoming coach Joe Glenn opened his remarks in the Mountain West's weekly media teleconference on Tuesday. Glenn received a public reprimand from the MWC after making an obscene gesture toward the Utah sideline in Saturday's 50-0 loss to the Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
"You probably all know about it from start to finish. I did apologize and I do apologize to anybody that was at the game or a part of the game," Glenn said. "I apologize to the game in itself.
"Not right. I let my emotions get the best of me. I love the guys on both sides of the field, and that's the truth."
Glenn's gesture came after the Utes attempted an onside kick in the third quarter while holding a 43-0 lead. Utah coach Kyle Whittingham told the Deseret Morning News on Sunday that he regretted the call a point he reiterated at his weekly press conference a day later.
"If I had to do it again I wouldn't," Whittingham said. "... the onside kick was a bad decision."
Both coaches are eager to put the situation behind them.
"Kyle knows we're good friends, but our emotions were such that the sportsmanship didn't work out so good. I wrote him a note and called for a truce," Glenn said. "It's behind me. I'm better than that. That's my statement regarding that game last week."
Glenn then asked the media not to ask any more questions about the matter.
Whittingham noted that the onside kick controversy cast a shadow over his team's strong showing in the game."I hate to see anything detract from the way the players performed," he said.