Dykes couldn't have said it better. And didn't have to.
SAM DONALDSON NEEDN'T WORRY
Player interviews generally enliven coaches' shows, unless the coach feels compelled to step into the role of interlocutor. Neuheisel, who used to strum a guitar and sing on his show and who seems to be perpetually auditioning for a network job, is somewhat of a natural when he's chatting up one of his guys, even with towels flying. But Georgia Tech coach George O'Leary follows a rather scattershot path with his questioning, as this exchange with senior wide receiver Derrick Steagall shows.
O'Leary: "You're from Newnan, Georgia."
O'Leary: "All right, that's—what?—about 60 miles from Atlanta? You get home very often?"
Steagall: "Yeah, sometimes."
O'Leary: "Your speed is what basically most athletes would die to have. Have you always had that?"
An even more unlikely interviewer is the media-shy Osborne, a man who does not push the dial into the red zone on anyone's sizzlemeter. Osborne also follows a curious Q-and-A pattern, which he demonstrated with Ahman Green, the Corn-huskers' standout running back. The subject was Green's academic major—of course, it was—though Osborne didn't stay on it for long.
Osborne: "You gotta memorize a lot of stuff in geography, don't you?"