We saw the gesture and don't think Nebraska football coach Bill Callahan was wishing physical harm to referee Steve Usechek in Saturday's game in Lincoln.

The former NFL coach made a throat-slashing measure towards Mr. Usechek after arguing for a holding call on a play when OU's Kejuan Jones ran for a 17-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

At first, Mr. Callahan denied making the gesture. Later, he said it was made out of frustration and wasn't intended as a sign of intended violence or something from the world of gangs.

He said the sign was one he makes toward his children when, "I've had it up to here." We got the message Saturday and we're sure his children do, too.

The incident is being blown out of proportion and we hope the conference sees it that way, too.

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