Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Matt Rhule responded Monday to Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders’ feedback on Nebraska gamers congregating at midfield previous to Saturday’s kickoff.
“We do it at each stadium,” Rhule stated at his press convention Monday.
“We go there, we pray for blessings. They got here in. I requested Shedeur if he wished to hope with us.”
Earlier than Colorado defeated the Cornhuskers 36-14 in Week 2, Sanders took offense to the Nebraska workforce assembly on the Buffaloes’ emblem on the 50-yard line.
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“It was extraordinarily private. You go on the market and heat up, and also you’ve received the top coach from the opposite workforce standing in the course of the Buff,” Sanders stated. “It’s OK if a few gamers do it. It’s positive. Simply benefit from the surroundings. However whenever you’ve received the entire workforce making an attempt to disrespect it, I’m not going for that in any respect. I went in there and disrupted it.
“The Buffaloes imply loads to me — personally — and that’s what I used to be saying in pregame. And that’s once I knew it was excessive disrespect. The coach stated plenty of issues about my pops, about this system. I don’t respect that since you’re hating on one other man. You shouldn’t do this. All respect was gone for them and their program.
“I like taking part in towards their (defensive coordinator), however respect stage ain’t there as a result of he disrespected us first.”
Rhule disputed the declare he was being disrespectful, stating that he made certain to shake head coach Deion Sanders’ hand after the sport.
“Nobody goes to inform me who I’m,” Rhule stated. “On the finish of that recreation, they informed me. ‘Hey. We’re going to run proper off the sector. They’re going to storm the sector.’ I stated, ‘Absolutely not. Absolutely not. Absolutely not.’
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“I don’t care if I get crushed up by a mob. I’m working throughout that discipline, and I’m shaking Coach Sanders’ hand. Once you’re dropping, persons are going to say all types of issues about you. I do know precisely who I’m. I do know precisely who I’m. And I’m teaching this workforce with class, and I’m not altering. I went over there, and I shook that man’s hand, I whispered in his ear. I’ve by no means disrespected an opponent a day in my life. I by no means will.”
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Rhule is now 0-2 at Nebraska after taking the job following 2½ years as head coach of the Carolina Panthers.
The Cornhuskers play their house opener in Week 3 towards Northern Illinois.
Fox Information’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report