Video: Coach K blasts Cameron Crazies for chanting at Jeff Capel
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski exploded on Duke’s student section for chanting at rival coach Jeff Capel on Tuesday night.
Towards the end of the first half of Duke’s 79-67 win over Pitt at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Coach K yelled at the fans known as the “Cameron Crazies” for chanting at Capel, the head coach at Pitt. The fans were yelling “Jeff Capel, sit with us.”
Take a look at the video of an intense Coach K getting crazy:
After Cameron Crazies started yelling "Jeff Capel, sit with us," Coach K could be seen yelling "Shut up" and "He's one of us."
Capel played at Duke and coached there for 7 seasons. pic.twitter.com/OdKeJ62MMv
— ESPN (@espn) January 29, 2020
ESPN reported that Coach K was telling the fans of Capel, “he’s one of us.” ESPN also said Coach K apologized to Pitt’s bench.
Capel, 44, played at Duke from 1993-1996 and was an assistant coach at Duke from 2011-2018. Krzyzewski obviously still feels very close to Capel and protective of him despite them being competitors.
Much like the situation with Dillon Brooks, I think Coach K was wrong here. Capel coaches an opposing team and was treated accordingly by the fans. Is Coach K such a control freak that he wants the fans to seek his approval first about who they can or cannot chant about? The fans should do their usual thing, so long as their taunts do not cross a line, and they certainly did not cross a line in this case.
UPDATE: Coach K apologized for his outburst, saying he didn’t know what the students were chanting.
Coach K apologizes to students for outburst, but not for defending “his guy” pic.twitter.com/JaJjRjiq33
— Carolina Blitz (@KeepBlitzin) January 29, 2020