I love it. It’s so perfect on many levels. RR was asked for one thing the learned in his first season at Michigan. He answered that being quiet was better than talking to the media. I have already heard ESPN and this Pete Bigelow dude on mlive criticize him for this comment. Both have mentioned that he ‘should have known that Michigan wasn’t WVU’ and ‘of course people are going to listen to what he says.’
Just as RR said, if he talks the media will turn it into something bad. Carr was right. Less talking is better. And here’s the problem with our media. Rather than actually thinking and communicating, they go for the money shot. Bigelow says when RR speaks people listen but any answer he gave to that question would have resulted in a roasting cascade of “this isn’t WVU anymore” or “how could you not know that?” Consequently, RR couldn’t really answer it. The media people don’t see that they not only make their own jobs harder, they make themselves worthy of scorn by making it impossible for the news makers to communicate.
RR was right the less he talks the better. Problem is, I’d really like to know what the biggest lesson he learned was.