MWC reprimands BYU coach and player

MWC reprimands BYU coach and player

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PROVO -- The Mountain Weast Conference has publicly reprimanded BYU Assistant Coach Barry Lamb and defensive end Jan Jorgensen for comments made before their game against the Air Force Academy.

In an interview with Provo's Daily Herald, Jorgensen called the Falcons "legal, but dirty."

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And then there's Barry Lamb -- who's entering his 16th game against Air Force as a BYU linebackers coach, and is 10-5. Like other Cougars, Lamb starts cautiously. Like other Cougars, he also genuinely appreciates the academy -- their service and devotion, and of course their on-field traits of toughness and never giving in...

"The only thing about the Air Force game is they cut so much. They block low on your ankles and knees. It's not legal."

Lamb says that last part three times before elaborating:

"But they're good at it. They post and chop a half-dozen, a dozen, maybe 15 times a game. But as long as the officials don't call it, it's legal. So we don't worry about it. It's part of the game."

The MWC said those comments violated the conference's Sportsmanship Rule.

The Cougars beat the Falcons Saturday, 38-21. BYU hosts Utah Saturday in LaVell Edwards Stadium; kickoff is set for 3 p.m.

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