Patrick Chambers: 'It's over, and I have to move on to Wisconsin'
Patrick Chambers met with the media Monday, and he addressed his critical comments about the officiating following Penn State’s narrow loss to Maryland on Saturday night.
Chambers was frustrated for several reasons, none bigger than the controversial call that led to Jordan Dickerson’s fifth foul and disqualification. It looked like Evan Smotrycz pulled down Dickerson, but the latter was called for the foul.
Chambers referred to the call as “huge” several times and questioned the official’s age and concept of time and score. See the call and what Chambers said here.
Back to Monday, though. Chambers said “it’s over,” in regards to his frustration, that he will always fight for his players and the university, and that Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour is behind him “100 percent.”
Here’s the full transcript of what Chambers said today.
“Saturday’s over with. I’m passionate about my players. I’m passionate about my program. And I will fight for these guys every second that I’m the head coach here and every minute for this university and these fans and alums. But it’s over, and I have to move on to Wisconsin. Lucky me. Poses a great challenge, and I’m looking forward to it.”
“Know that (AD) Sandy Barbour and I have met, and she’s 100 percent behind me, which is awesome. She loves everything that we’re doing, loves the direction of the program and loves our fight and dedication.”
Get Mike DeCourcy and Jim Jackson’s takes on officiating.