CINCINNATI -- Kerry Coombs insists he didn't do anything unique.
But, by all accounts many fans have seen Coombs' handshake with Michigan standout linebacker/defensive back as an act of good sportsmanship amid a wild scene of fans on the field at Ohio Stadium.
His postgame handshake with Peppers on Saturday afternoon created quite a buzz this weekend. And for all the right reasons for Coombs.
"This is really something that has been blown out of proportion and looks worse than it actually was," Coombs told WCPO.com Sunday night. "I really didn't do anything special. Jabrill is a really good kid that was caught in a tough situation."
Coombs, the Ohio State cornerback coach/special teams coordinator and former University of Cincinnati assistant and Colerain High School head coach, appears to break up a potential altercation with Peppers and an Ohio State fan after the Buckeyes' double-overtime win over Michigan Saturday in Columbus.
Video appears to show Coombs trying to talk with Peppers when an Ohio State fan ran between them, Yahoo! Sports reported.
Peppers shoved the fan, but Coombs pulled them apart and seemed to calm Peppers down before shaking his hand.
Whether you are an Ohio State or Michigan fan, you have to respect Coombs' gesture toward a rival player after one of the most memorable games in the 113th meeting of the Buckeyes and Wolverines.
Here were some video clips from earlier:
Following the Michigan loss, Jabril Peppers shoved an Ohio State fan. https://t.co/AxScsCk3KU
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