Jul 24, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington State Cougars coach Mike Leach during Pac-12 football media day at Hollywood & Highland. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Pac-12 Network might not have widespread distribution, but it certainly reaches enough homes to ensure that mistakes from broadcasters will be met with an angry response from viewers.

Chad Brown found that out on Saturday while calling Washington State’s 58-7 win over New Mexico State. That’s because Brown had an issue throughout the game with calling the Washington State Cougars the Huskies, instead, which is unfortunate on a few levels. Some WSU fans were predictably very aggrieved:

Brown addressed the issue on Sunday morning, citing a case of the verbal yips:

This can obviously happen to everyone; you say one thing wrong and then it becomes a repeating issue. Clearly Brown wasn’t trying to say Huskies repeatedly just to annoy the subsection of the population with both the Pac-12 Network and a Twitter account.

That apology is maybe even more than necessary, given the situation. The yips can happen to anyone. Hopefully Brown cures his case before his next trip to Pullman.

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