Chris Hill issues an apology for rant that was overheard

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  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 16, 2018 2:48 p.m.

    "We all know that it's common behavior by ute fans . . ."

    arlington hill:

    As is the well-earned coog "holier than thou" perspective. Thanks for that.

  • Mt Rushmore Arlington, VA
    Jan. 16, 2018 1:25 p.m.

    JohnInSLC

    We all know that it's common behavior by ute fans, however, it's banned by the PAC 12's sportsmanship rules of conduct, which is why the PAC 12 fined your AD $10,000 and publicly reprimanded him.

    That's for a 1st offense.

    For a 2nd offense, Utah's basketball team could be suspended for a minimum of two games.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 16, 2018 12:09 p.m.

    Brit:

    On the other hand:

    "It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember."
    - George S. Patton

    I think Gen. Patton defined all the coog fans chiming in here.

  • Britian Seattle, WA
    Jan. 15, 2018 1:23 p.m.

    “ Profanity is the inevitable linguistic crutch of the inarticulate”
    - - Author Unknown

  • ConradGurch Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 15, 2018 8:45 a.m.

    Has anyone been to a Junior High School lately? The kids are swearing like crazy these days. They would make Chris Hill cry with his weak rant at the officials.

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 14, 2018 9:29 p.m.

    A window into his true self.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Jan. 13, 2018 7:35 p.m.

    At Ekeute

    Yep, 2 in the same

  • Just the FAX Olympus Cove, Utah
    Jan. 13, 2018 6:58 a.m.

    NoNames

    You can pretend that if you want to, but the reality is we have video evidence and transcripts that prove exactly what was said, how it was said, and to whom it was said.

    Chris Hill revealed how he treats others when he thinks that no one else is listening and you can bet that the only reason he issued an apology is because his rant was witnessed and recorded during a live, televised interview and was reported by dozens of news media.

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 7:20 p.m.

    Without knowing what was said or to whom, it is tough to form much of an opinion.

    But like politics, anything involving the U or BYU will too often demonstrate extent to which far too many posters engage in situational or personality based ethics.

    Reality is, lots of good and decent people swear. In fact, like picking one's nose, the question isn't so much whether most men swear, but rather under what circumstances. Decent men will refrain from course langauge in the presence of ladies or children. Their language in the office or at church may be a bit different than when working with a horse, or on a car.

    Many who condemn Mr. Hill defend or excuse Trump. Many who condemn Trump's recent alleged use of a profanity to describe the squalid living conditions in some nations will defend or excuse Chris Hill.

    Does our reaction say more about ourselves than it does of either Trump or Hill?

    A man used some profanity in a private conservation that was overheard. He apologized.
    Lacking more details, I have a hard time being the least bit cocerned about this.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Jan. 12, 2018 4:21 p.m.

    Yet another vulgar bully from the New York metro area who thinks he can intimidate. If he hadn't been caught on a recording, this would have never hit the fan and there would have been no apology.

    This kind of behavior doesn't exist in isolation.

    Hill needs to go.

  • UtahUte91 Sandy, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 4:10 p.m.

    good grief

    Isn't Chris Hill one of the AD's named to the PAC 12's task force to investigate basketball issues, like the shoe scandal?

  • phantomblade Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 12, 2018 3:35 p.m.

    ekute

    "Are the above commenters the same ones who were throwing trash and verbal insults at the officials down in Provo a few years ago?"

    Deflecting much!

    Except for a little paper, can you explain how the incident you refer to was different from the constant yelling and screaming at officials that we hear constantly at every college basketball game?

    So how does that even come close to the level of "transgression" of the official head of Utah's entire athletic department shouting obscenities, face-to-face, at the head of PAC 12 officials, during a post game interview of Utah's head coach that was being broadcast live on the PAC 12's own network?

  • Christine B. Hedgefog Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 3:08 p.m.

    TMR - Los Angeles, CA
    Jan. 12, 2018 12:54 a.m.
    Why is this even a news story?

    __________________

    Oh, I don't know. Maybe because Deseret News, SL Tribulation, every TV channel in the Intermountain area, Yahoo Sports, ESPN, Washington Post, USA Today, all news outlets in Tucson, AZ, all PAC 12 news organizations, and even myrtlebeach online news, among countless other news organizations say it is? I mean, what better story to carry than an actual video/audio clip of a supposedly prestigious member of the conference of champions (though none lately) whose athletic director put his true character on display during a live broadcast?

    Why is this even a news story? Comical that you should ask.

  • Christine B. Hedgefog Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 2:50 p.m.

    ekute - Layton, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 2:09 p.m.
    Are the above commenters the same ones who were throwing trash and verbal insults at the officials down in provo a few years ago?

    ______________________________

    It's for sure it wasn't the BYU's AD doing it. Weak attempt to deflect embarrassment from the chief athletic ambassador of your entire university off to some deranged BYU fans several years ago. You must be so proud of Dr. Hill right now!

    Sheesh, even Chris B said it's an embarrassment. I'm positive she wasn't in the stands in Provo "throwing trash and verbal insults" at the officials.

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    Jan. 12, 2018 2:46 p.m.

    ekute

    "Are the above commenters the same ones who were throwing trash and verbal insults at the officials down in provo a few years ago?"

    Not once have I ever shouted an obscenity at, nor throw paper at an official or anybody else, during the hundreds of games I've attended at BYU and at the U.

    I was at the game that you refer to, and it was only a couple hundred fans, mostly students, who were throwing the paper. I condemned it at the time and make no excuses for it now, even though the officiating was so bad that games, that it was well deserved.

    Trying to excuse Chris Hill behavior, however, because of what a few BYU fans did several years ago, is pathetic.

    The two situations are vastly different.

  • FACTchequer Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 2:35 p.m.

    ekute

    You're seriously trying to equate a few random fans throwing paper and yelling at the officials,

    with Utah's AD verbally assaulting, face-to-face, the head of PAC 12 officials, during a live, televised interview?

    As far as yelling at officials, except for the paper, Utah fans do far worse in yelling profanities at the officials.

    I've heard the entire student section and most of the north end zone section chanting obscenities at the officials and visiting opponents, in unison, at almost all of the dozens of games I've attended at RES and at the Huntsman.

    Get real!

    The two situations aren't even remotely equivalent.

    Don't be too surprised if the PAC 12 issues an official reprimand to Chris Hill for his behavior.

  • p e RICHFIELD, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 2:28 p.m.

    As another BYU fan, but a Utahn, am I kind of embarrassed by this loss of control and profanity from the head of the state's flagship athletic department, which I support with tax dollars, Sure.

    But... Okay, the guy is human, he lost it, and he has apologized for it. At least he didn't handcuff the official and drag him out of the building.

    If this is the worst he does, we let it go and move on, same as we hope people would do for us in such an instance. We all know that sports bring frustration and anger out of all of us. We are all trying to gain perfect control but it's a lifelong pursuit. At least he still cares a lot about his teams.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 2:09 p.m.

    Are the above commenters the same ones who were throwing trash and verbal insults at the officials down in provo a few years ago?

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 1:29 p.m.

    CO Ute

    Unfortunately for U, Chris Hill's embarrassing meltdown and profanity-laced verbal attack on the head of PAC 12 officials is an embodiment of the general behavior of a significant minority of Utah fans at every Utah basketball or football game whenever an official's call doesn't favor Utah.

    It's therefore not at all surprising that you're trying to make excuses for it by blaming others.

    Let's not forget that this wasn't in the heat of the moment when emotions often run high during a game, it was after the game, when there was plenty of time for Chris Hill to calm himself before speaking to the official.

  • Jello is Good ,
    Jan. 12, 2018 1:23 p.m.

    @CO Ute - PARKER, CO

    News flash! All BYU grads are not republican and yes I would love to see trump impeached, or better yet indicted and convicted. And yes I know that Dave Rose curses. I may have thrown a few bombs in the heat of the moment. I just find humor in Hill's hypocrisy, not that his language was bad, but that he lost his temper. Certainly doesn't seem safe.

  • CO Ute PARKER, CO
    Jan. 12, 2018 1:00 p.m.

    Nice to see a number of Y fans posting here with very reasonable comments. Of course there a a few 'holier than thou' Y fans claiming outrage.

    For the latter group a couple of thoughts. First I would guess that every one of you voted for a person to be president of this country that regularly talks in the same manner and also has been overheard bragging about sexually abusing women. Apparently you think this type of behavior is acceptable for the leader of the country but deplorable for an athletic director.

    Second, see if you can find a video of Dave Rose pulling off his jacket, throwing it on the floor, and running off a profanity laced tirade during a BB game. All this in full public view and knowing that he was being recorded.

    If any of you have any integrity you should be making the same posts asking BYU to get a new coach and congress to impeach the President.

  • Lloyd J. Braun Provo, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 12:07 p.m.

    That's a shame.

    Joey K. -- Yes that sounds about right. In my experience I've found that all information, scientific studies, statistics, etc. on the internet are always 100% correct (especially when it comes to scientists). ;) Luckily admin and kindergarten teachers never need to "crack some skulls' to get things done. I know that when I've had my skull cracked by a CEO, head coach, or President ... I got a lot more accomplished than I would have otherwise.

    Serenity now!

  • phoenix Gilbert, AZ
    Jan. 12, 2018 12:06 p.m.

    Things have imploded rapidly for the Utes in the last 4 weeks.

    Since losing to BYU, the Utes are 3-4 overall, 2-3 in the conference,

    with an embarrassing, official blaming meltdown by their AD.

    And, to make matters even worse.

    with @USC, Wash, WSU, @ASU, @Ariz, @Col up next

    the Utes could easily lose 5 of their next 6 games,

    and be sitting at 11-11 overall, 3-8 PAC 12,

    by Ground Hog Day.

  • But seriously folks! Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 11:23 a.m.

    toosmartforyou,
    One problem, he does not extend the same courtesy to others, instead he cancels a game and blames it on a 19 year old kid.

    I guess because he thought no one was listening it is OK to use profane language.
    Pickemright is spot on; inner core.

    It seems that between the AD's temper and LK's temper things are on the downhill trend on the hill. I am wondering if the PAC is now regretting inviting the sore losers to the conference.

  • lwc61 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 11:21 a.m.

    Profanity is something that we've all probably done for whatever reason. Actually, I believe it's an attempt to express oneself forcibly, but our vocabulary (at that moment) seemed insufficient. Our English teachers are probably pulling their hair out...

    I'm guilty, you're guilty, we're all guilty at some point.

    The Utes are going to win some games and they are going to lose some. It's part of the whole process of playing against OPPONENTS, who are trying to oppose what you're doing. They defend, they make shots, they foul you... Get a grip on life. Basketball is not life or death. It's basketball.

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    Jan. 12, 2018 11:15 a.m.

    Whatsnu

    "Acts in Violation of Conference Sportsmanship Policy:

    - Using obscene gestures or unduly provocative language or action toward an official,...

    Penalties - Obscene Gestures and Language

    First offense - Public reprimand
    Second offense - Public reprimand and suspension for at least two contests (and not more than one season of competition)"

    Going by a strict application of the PAC 12's sportsmanship policy, Utah's basketball team could be suspended for at least two games the next time any Utah athletics administrator, student-athlete, booster, fan, or student swears at a PAC 12 official.

  • everything is awesome Cedar City, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 11:00 a.m.

    Mr. Boris

    "This is not an embarrassment to the University of Utah."

    Who do you think you're kidding?

    This is a huge embarrassment to the University of Utah, that the head of their athletic department threw a temper tantrum directed at the PAC 12's coordinator of officials, during a live television interview with Utah's head coach.

    Personally, I couldn't care less, but it is a serious violation of the PAC 12's code of conduct, especially for an AD who is supposed to be setting an example.

  • Whatsnu Sandy, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 10:39 a.m.

    Sportsmanship

    The Pac-12 Conference has implemented an extensive sportsmanship policy which applies to each member institution, the athletics administration, student-athletes, boosters, fans and student-body. Violation of this policy may result in penalties being placed upon the institution.

    Acts in Violation of Conference Sportsmanship Policy:

    - Using obscene gestures or unduly provocative language or action toward an official,...

    Penalties - Obscene Gestures and Language

    First offense - Public reprimand
    Second offense - Public reprimand and suspension for at least two contests (and not more than one season of competition)

    Seems like pretty clear "First offense",

    especially since it occurred during a live interview televised by the PAC 12 Network.

    source: UtahUtes website

  • Jello is Good ,
    Jan. 12, 2018 10:36 a.m.

    @SoonerUte - Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 9:12 a.m.

    "TMR - Los Angeles, CA "Why is this even a news story?"
    It is meant to rile up the fans down south who are expressing fake outrage over something that they'd never heard of before today, and still have no detail about.
    Sad.

    They want to get rid of Hill because his accomplishments make the failures of Independence look even worse."

    Wow! That is a stretch and a fabrication on so many levels.

    As for me, I am not outraged nor really care if Hill remains at Utah.

    I am humored and see at least a little hypocrisy that he allowed a game to be canceled because a young man lost his cool in the heat of a game and his coach didn't do enough from Hill's opinion to curb that activity. Fast forward to now and Hill, hopefully more mature and wise than a 21 year old young man, at the end of a game, not in the heat of a physical game, lost his temper and yelled and cursed at the head of PAC 12 officiating.

    So if the Ute players follow his example if they don't like a call, they should yell and curse at the ref, right? I'm not outraged or offended or even "riled" up. Just humored and entertained.

  • Christine B. Hedgefog Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 10:32 a.m.

    He's sorry...sorry that his little, true character revealing tantrum was broadcast out over live media for all to hear. 80k's response was priceless. Nice job Larry! Usually it's Mr. crimson or plaid jacket who has the veins bulging out in his neck from a public tirade.

    Hey soonerorlater, what more detail does anybody need than the video, with sound, of 80k's presser, to form an opinion? This doesn't have anything to do with the fans down south. It's the display of a childish meltdown from the guy at the TOP of the u athletics food chain.

    Will there be censure from the university? From the league? Or is that kind of behavior only frowned on, and requires accountability, when it's a student athlete?

    Of course, up on the hill we never blame officiating for our losses. That only happens in Provo too. A documented comedy of embarrassment. I'm sure the conference of champions (but none recently) is proud to have you live in their basement.

  • northern_lights Layton, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 10:16 a.m.

    Just the FACTS

    CBS Sports: "Utah AD apologizes for profanity-laced tirade directed at head of Pac-12 officials"

    According to The Fieldhouse, Hill (now identified as the angry voice in the video) was directing his frustration at Bobby Dibler, the Pac-12 coordinator of basketball officials.

    "You know that, Bobby. They're supposed to be good officials," Hill yelled before expletives flew during coach Larry Krystowiak's press conference in the room near him. Krystowiak, however, quickly came to the aid of his boss: "I don't recognize that voice," he said.

  • Mr. Boris Layton, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 10:06 a.m.

    Sooner Ute,

    If you would read the comments you would see that most BYU fans don't even care about this. Once again a Ute fan takes a story that has nothing to do with BYU and somehow makes it about BYU. It's embarrassing.

    Most BYU fans are coming to the defense of Chris Hill in this situation so I think the fake outrage is by you. BYU fans don't want to get rid of Chris Hill. BYU fans don't care one way or another about Chris Hill.

    Utah alum,

    This is not an embarrassment to the University of Utah. This type of thing happens at every university in the country. Sports are intense and emotional and sometimes people make mistakes. So what? He apologized, he didn't need to, but he had to do the PC thing. And as a BYU fan I don't care. It shouldn't even be a story. And since when do we care what they think about it in Germany? You can represent a university professionally and still get mad once and awhile. And I don't care that he used profanity.

  • ND95CA Lincoln Park, IL
    Jan. 12, 2018 9:58 a.m.

    wazzup

    "Yelling at Bobby Dibbler. PAC12 director of officiating. I guess he was yelling at him because ASU had 12 more fouls called on them than on his own team."

    I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see the PAC 12 issue some type of sanctions or reprimand.

    Isn't this type of behavior expressly prohibited by the conference's code of conduct?

  • Jello is Good ,
    Jan. 12, 2018 9:57 a.m.

    @TMR - Los Angeles, CA
    Jan. 12, 2018 12:54 a.m.

    "Why is this even a news story?"

    You read it and commented on it. Must be important to you.

  • talkinsports Gilbert, AZ
    Jan. 12, 2018 9:53 a.m.

    @TMR - Los Angeles, CA: "Why is this even a news story?"

    @Sooner Ute: ""It is meant to rile up the fans down south..."

    LOL at your desperate attempt to blame BYU fans.

    This story has absolutely NOTHING to do with BYU or its fans.

    It's been reported by the SLTrib, D-News, ESPN, Bleacher Report, FOX News, and scores of other media outlets and is a complete embarrassment for Utah to have its Athletic Director throwing a temper tantrum during a live interview.

  • endoftimes Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 9:49 a.m.

    I have watched this guy from afar for a long, long time, and he has always acted and been an.....well, we all know what he is. Trump has nothing on him exept the President actually does productive things.

  • Utah Alum Provo, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 9:47 a.m.

    Mr. Boris

    "I'm a BYU fan and this shouldn't even be a story."

    It was Chris Hill throwing a profanity-laced temper tantrum during a live post-game interview with Utah's HC, not BYU fans, that made this story.

    It's an embarrassment to the university that Chris represents and warranted a public apology.

    I've even seen mentions of this story posted in Germany, so it's obviously a newsworthy story, whether you like it or not.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 9:12 a.m.

    TMR - Los Angeles, CA "Why is this even a news story?"
    It is meant to rile up the fans down south who are expressing fake outrage over something that they'd never heard of before today, and still have no detail about.
    Sad.

    They want to get rid of Hill because his accomplishments make the failures of Independence look even worse.

  • wazzup Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 9:10 a.m.

    Yelling at Bobby Dibbler. PAC12 director of officiating. I guess he was yelling at him because ASU had 12 more fouls called on them than on his own team. LOL

  • Malihini Northern, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 9:06 a.m.

    I am a BYU who has no love for the team up north but I must say, this should not even be a story. So often the press over-steps their bounds in their attempt to over dramatize everything. Let it go. We all have moments that we are not proud of and wish we could take it back, this should be one that is not judged and should just be left alone.
    Chris got upset, was frustrated, whatever...we've all been there and I'm glad that my mistakes are not on public display. As BYU fans, or just people in general, we should all be quick to forgive and forget and never make hasty judgement. Let it go, just let it go.

  • Whoisthisreally slc, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 9:04 a.m.

    Half an apology. Who were you speaking to and what were you complaining about again.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Jan. 12, 2018 8:59 a.m.

    C'mon, who was the rantee and what was the rant about? I'm guessing it had something to do with officiating.

  • TaxpayerinUtah Utah, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 8:57 a.m.

    The true Chris Hill comes out. Just live with it. It is time for Chris Hill to go.

  • Mr. Boris Layton, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 8:36 a.m.

    I'm a BYU fan and this shouldn't even be a story. Who cares if Chris Hill said a few swear words? It's not a big deal and if it bothered someone maybe they should stop eavesdropping on private conversations.

    And no, you can't tell the inner core of a person by the language that they use. That is absurd.

  • Gandalph Sandy, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 8:12 a.m.

    Joey K

    "Actually swearing is a sign of intelligence according scientists..."

    Don't kid yourself, it doesn't take any intelligence to swear.

    What swearing really demonstrates is a coarseness in behavior and a lack of self restraint.

  • scenic view Baltimore, MD
    Jan. 12, 2018 8:06 a.m.

    MYTH--that the Utes never blame losses on the officials--BUSTED!

    U lost, at home, to a team that had even more fouls called on them, Chris.

    Deal with it.

  • U & Y Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 7:33 a.m.

    Time for a change! Bye, hill.

  • Howdy Brentwood, TN
    Jan. 12, 2018 7:10 a.m.

    The apostle Paul said it best,

    Ephesians 4:29
    29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

  • Wyomex Burlington, WY
    Jan. 12, 2018 7:02 a.m.

    What the hill is this all about?

  • Joey K Sandy, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 6:22 a.m.

    Actually swearing is a sign of intelligence according scientists (EDIT, tried to post an article but it didn't work, just google "Swearing and Intelligence."

    My experience is that people who are highly successful in life often have these type of outbursts because they demand perfection from themselves and others. It's easy to be an admin or kindergarten teacher and keep your cool, but when you are CEO, head coach, or President you often need to "crack some skulls," to get things accomplished. This is only a story recently because of the increase in video cameras, throughout the history of time this was common place.

    Swearing and yelling don't make Chris Hill a bad person, they are part of the reason he has gotten so far in life.

  • elvisroidutexas Herriman, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 6:10 a.m.

    I would like to nominate Kyle W. for AD.

  • U & Y Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 5:54 a.m.

    Enough. Hill, go home to Jersey. Time for a change at the U.

  • U & Y Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 5:50 a.m.

    Go back to Jersey, hill.....time for change.

  • Cactus Pete Centerville, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 3:38 a.m.

    I guess some people have never heard Rick Majerus or Bobby Knight express their opinions to their players. Their heat could wither a rose.

    Get over it folks.

  • london_josh lincoln, CA
    Jan. 12, 2018 1:36 a.m.

    That's pretty ugly - if it were BYU's AD who said that the Utah fans would remember it like CNN will remember what Trump said today for ever and ever and ever.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Jan. 12, 2018 1:23 a.m.

    Relative to language and comments to connecting character here. Look, you don't have to condone any language (cursing) or its' tone in order to be understanding of human emotion and flaw. If you are above that in your life, when upset or what not, good for you. Still, we are all sinners. Judging one's character in matters like this (or in general) is a much finer line than judging a behavior to avoid or speak out against. See the distinction?Questionable/bad behavior is interwoven in the human fabric since 'the fall'. Individually and collectively we all need grace. Judgments that resemble condemnation is stepping outside of him who is worthy to judge (our Savior). Dr. Hill is not well received by some in blue I dare say. For me as a Ute, it doesn't mean I endorse this relative behavior here either. But I don't bash Dr. Hill. Likewise, I DON'T think any worse of Bronco Mendenhall when it was made public, and Bronco admitted that he used (say) "colorful language" in the Cougar and Cavalier locker rooms. Sometimes good people swear. That said, we could discuss use of language and have our takes. Still, people mess up. Steve Young is beloved. NFL Competition reached his tongue.

  • TMR Los Angeles, CA
    Jan. 12, 2018 12:54 a.m.

    Why is this even a news story?

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Jan. 12, 2018 12:14 a.m.

    @Pickemright

    Casting the first stone are we?

    I get the dislike of Coach K from BYU fans. 80k is a good rib. Me, I like the guy and his reaction here is funny. I also remember Coach K apprehending a bike thief on campus years ago and detaining him so to speak while waiting for campus police to arrive.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 12, 2018 12:10 a.m.

    What an embarassment

    We get 19 fouls on us to 31 on ASU and Chris hill throws a temper tantrum?

    Ya we have nothing to whine about with officiating in that game.

  • utahute69 Laguna Niguel, CA
    Jan. 11, 2018 11:12 p.m.

    So, the only real mistake he made was being overheard. The same people condemning and demanding apologies are frequently the greatest offenders of rants and inappropriate language.

  • But seriously folks! Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2018 10:58 p.m.

    Great ambassador for the state and the PAC.

  • toosmartforyou Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 11, 2018 10:32 p.m.

    My guess is that if the Utes had won, he wouldn't have been cursing. Well, we're all human I guess and sometimes emotions take over rather than reserved behavior. I'm OK with that as long as Dr. Hill gives allowance for others with the same shortcoming.

  • pickemright FREDERICK, MD
    Jan. 11, 2018 9:39 p.m.

    You can tell the inner core of someone by the language they use---especially when they think no one else is listening.

  • Oh, please! Saint George, UT
    Jan. 11, 2018 9:36 p.m.

    Not much news unless we know who was on the other end of the conversation and what the general content of the "rant" was.