You get a little idea about media perspective when you see a silly piece like Robbie Andreu’s about coaches… talking.
The other day Urban Meyer and Mark Richt were standing together outside one of the meeting rooms engaged in a friendly conversation for about 10 minutes. Given their past history, this was one of the highlights (and most surreal moments) of the week.
Yes, it’s so strange to see two grown up human beings – okay, football coaches – conversing with each other for a few minutes without engaging in fisticuffs or body slamming. What exactly did Andreu find surreal about their interaction? Just because they’re competitors on the field doesn’t mean they can’t be civil off of it. Sure, there are coaches who by their nature generate a certain amount of personal animosity, but you can say that about people in any profession.
Besides, Richt was probably just getting Meyer to retell the Jeremy Fowler story.