I don’t know if that’s true, but it sure comes in handy sometimes.
Mark Richt faces media scrutiny about his position on oversigning, and gently retreats.
“I’m just going to listen to what everybody has to say before I decide,” Richt said. “Sometimes you think you know the right answer, and then you hear someone else’s opinion or at least rationale.”
Well, one man’s opinion nobody heard yesterday (at least in public) was that of Nick Saban. That’s because the media didn’t ask him a single question about oversigning.
“This is the greatest interview I’ve ever had,” Saban quipped. “Not one question about Alabama football.”
Refreshingly, although not unexpectedly, Les Miles took a different path.
Just ran into Les Miles in the lobby here. The LSU head football coach was already holding court with a trio of other reporters, so I quickly asked him if he had addressed roster management issues, and if he had to please repeat it.
“I said that there has to be an alligator handler in every class. In fact Troy has got the swamp people. We’ve got to make sure that we keep a quality contingent of free-spirited men around.”
I’m coming around to the feeling that Les Miles is a national treasure.