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March 22, 2023 @ 02:31 AM

A lot of great comments on this article, but these stuck out to me as particularly helpful. I would echo the sentiment that the one-on-one player stuff is not particularly meaningful for me, though knowing Robert a little bit, I understand (and can appreciate) why those kinds of interactions and relationships are what help make this enterprise meaningful for him.

That said, I would also add a +1 to getting back into the press conferences. Easier said than done, and I'm not the one who has to deal with condescending remarks from "traditional" media or fight through the scrums to get a word in edgewise.

But, so much of what is discussed in those press conferences is just meaningless drivel--questions designed to elicit responses to fill out articles that have already been written.

And yet we have two coaches in Bielema and Underwood who are fantastic in press conferences and will engage and provide thoughtful and meaningful answers when asked. So from my vantage, It's such a waste to have coaches like that fed an endless stream of silly and pointless questions with no substance.

All of that is to say, we need Robert on that wall asking intelligent and thoughtful questions, if he ever feels the inspiration to go back.

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