He is refusing to acknowledge any "punch" to the press...and that is a beautiful strategy. Even if he saw a punch, and talked to Mouton about it...it is beautiful that he is not going to mention it to the press and bristle when they try to bring it up.
Because after Fat Charlie made it a point in half his press conference to criticize the officiating, blame the Big Ten crew for stealing the game from ND... anything that RR does to acknowledge even 1 possible blown call, a personal foul that wasnt called...would validate Fat Charlie in a way...and RR is not about to do that.
Watch the tape and just look at RRs facial expressions when the pimping reporters from the Freep and the former ND beat writer from Mlive who ask him about the tape...obviously he doesnt want to talk about it and its more than just 'discipline' its about competitive advantage and being a Man. It is similar to what Bo Schembechler would have done...you never admit something that the press is trying to construe into a fallacious controversy and you handle it in-house...no doubt that they are...
Why do I say that? Because after JT Floyd shoved a ND player after the whistle on a kick return...GROB went off on him in his ear hole telling him that is not acceptible.
There is no doubt that RR and staff preach to the kids to play clean...but eventually when there is pushing and shoving after the play as there is in every football game anywhere played on this planet... there will be stuff happening.
Kudos to RR for not playing in to fat Charlie's hands by acknowledging something that the press is looking for. As it is now, this "non story" will fade in to the past and the only thing that is permanent is:
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