Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter on declining penalty: ‘If we can’t teach our guys about doing something classy like that then what is college for?’
Of all the ways Nebraska honored late punter Sam Foltz, the most emotional moment was when the special teams took the field without a punter for their first punt in remembrance of Foltz.
Nebraska could have received a delay of game, but Fresno State declined out of respect. The Bulldogs also clapped in support of Nebraska.
After the game, Bulldogs coach Tim DeRuyter explained how it was an easy decision to decline the penalty.
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“I was talking with our coaches, and I can’t imagine losing a son. And if we can’t teach our guys about doing something classy like that then what is college for? I said, of course, we’re going to decline the penalty.”
You can watch DeRuyter’s answer below starting at 4:04. DeRuyter has to pause a few times to keep his composure.
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