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11-14-2004, 11:11 PM

NU head coach curses crowd, report says


It's Whiteout for NU in 30-3 loss


Related Coverage: The Daily Oklahoman

Apparently, Bill Callahan's first trip to Norman as Nebraska's head coach wasn't friendly.

The Daily Oklahoman is reporting today that Callahan yelled "(expletive) hillbillies!" toward the Sooner crowd as he walked off the field.

Oklahoma fans threw oranges on the field in the final minutes of Saturday's 30-3 win, and the Sooner faithful booed when Nebraska kicked a field goal as the clock expired.

11-14-2004, 11:12 PM
The Oklahoman

NORMAN - A member of the Ruf/Neks, a University of Oklahoma spirit group, was hospitalized Saturday after a reported sideline altercation with a Nebraska football player during pregame activities.

Adam Merritt was transported from the field on a medical cart and taken to Norman Regional Hospital after having several teeth knocked out and suffering facial lacerations in what was described by witnesses as an assault by Nebraska offensive lineman Darren DeLone.

DeLone, a 6-foot-5, 315-pound senior, reportedly attacked Merritt in the northeast corner of Owen Field during pregame warmups after being heckled by members of the Ruf/Neks. Witnesses in the student section and on the sideline said DeLone head-butted Merritt in the face with his helmet and shoved him into the 3-foot brick wall.

Moments after the altercation, a stadium security worker said DeLone would be arrested, perhaps before the start of the game. However, DeLone played in the game and was not detained afterward.

When asked about DeLone and the reported assault after the game, Nebraska sports information director Chris Anderson replied, "I don't know anything about that."

A source with the OU police department confirmed that there is an investigation into the incident, but DeLone was not arrested and was allowed to leave on the team bus.

Several Nebraska players outside the team buses said DeLone was not aboard the buses and had already departed. Rumors of the incident had reached the bus area and several players were saying Merritt had suffered a broken neck.

However, the rumors were false, as Merritt was treated and released from the hospital before the game concluded.

11-14-2004, 11:19 PM
Jeez, not a good time to be a Husker fan.

11-14-2004, 11:34 PM
Adam Merritt was transported from the field on a medical cart and taken to Norman Regional Hospital after having several teeth knocked out and suffering facial lacerations in what was described by witnesses as an assault by Nebraska offensive lineman Darren DeLone.
Holy shit... again?!?

Pitt Gorilla
11-15-2004, 12:38 AM
Mouthy fans suck, but you can't physically deal with them, especially if you're a player. Nebraska linemen must be idiots.

11-16-2004, 09:12 AM
Owned :p

Tombstone RJ
11-16-2004, 10:13 AM
Huck the Fuskers.

11-16-2004, 02:22 PM
NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma student hospitalized after an incident with a Nebraska football player before last Saturday's game said he plans to press charges.

Adam Merritt, a member of the OU Ruf/Neks, a university spirit group, lost two teeth after an encounter described by witnesses as an attack on Merritt by Nebraska offensive lineman Darren DeLone.

Witnesses claimed DeLone, who was going through pregame drills on the northeast corner of Owen Field, charged Merritt, rammed his helmet into Merritt's face and then shoved the freshman into a brick wall.

After the game, a University of Nebraska official denied knowledge of the incident, but the school's athletic department issued a statement Sunday night. The statement said the school was aware of a "collision that occurred on the field of play during the official pregame warm-up period."

Monday, during a Big 12 teleconference, Nebraska coach Bill Callahan said he felt "really, really terrible" about the incident. But he said the Ruf/Nek's position near the end zone made an incident almost inevitable.

Callahan said he didn't see the incident, but said two Nebraska assistant coaches did. Callahan also suggested OU officials consider moving the spirit group, at least during pregame activities.

"I have a lot of empathy for the young man who got injured," Callahan said. "But the safety for those young kids is vital. And for somebody of game management or athletic administration not to realize that -- it's astounding to me that these kids can be right in the midst of a warm-up between these 300 pounds-plus linemen."

Merritt, who was treated and released from Norman Regional Hospital before the conclusion of Saturday's game, was knocked unconscious from the blow. His injuries required the insertion of a metal rod into his mouth, and he is scheduled for oral surgery this week.

DeLone, a 6-foot-5, 315-pound senior, was not detained by campus police. An official with the OU Police Department said the incident remains under investigation.

This is the second time in a little more than a year that a Nebraska player has been accused of an on-field altercation with a fan.

Nebraska player Kellen Houston served a one-game suspension and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor disturbance of the peace after hitting Missouri fan Matthew Scott after a game at Faurot Field in Columbia last October.


11-16-2004, 02:23 PM
The absence of the search function hurts the best of us...


11-16-2004, 02:25 PM
That Missouri fan was knocked the F! out!

Ultra Peanut
11-16-2004, 02:25 PM
Smells like:

11-16-2004, 02:25 PM
The new news is that he's pressing charges.

I only browsed through today's threads to make sure this article wasn't posted yet.

11-16-2004, 02:26 PM
The good thing is only an MU fan and an OU phag was harmed in the production.

11-16-2004, 03:45 PM
now the male cheerleader can gum dick easier with less teeth.


11-16-2004, 03:48 PM
ok that was wrong, i admit.

11-16-2004, 03:49 PM
ok that was wrong, i admit.
Hey, man... if you like getting humjobs from Ruf/Neks, that's your business.