A few programs reportedly backed off four-star recruit Yuri Wright because of his Twitter account. Why did you stick with him?
JE: I didn't blink because it was 12, maybe 15 bad tweets over eight months. Probably six were music lyrics. Did he make a mistake? Yes. But he isn't the only recruit to have had that issue.
You improved toward the end of last season, closing 2--1. What changed?
JE: We kept saying all year: When do you get tired of settling for mediocre results? We found out we had had enough.
SI: YOU MET PRESIDENT OBAMA WHEN HE VISITED THE CAMPUS IN APRIL. HOW WAS IT?
JE: GREAT, JUST UNBELIEVABLE. VERY RARE YOU GET A CHANCE TO MEET A PERSON OF THAT LEVEL.
Your son Connor is a receiver at Kansas. How does he like it?
JE: A lot. He has a few guys he played high school ball with on that team and he's adjusted well to [new coach] Charlie [Weis]. He's a coach's kid. He understands there will be changes. I might see them play [at Kansas State] during our bye week.
What did you think when your alma mater, Denver's Cherry Creek High, hired former Buffs and NFL wideout Dave Logan as coach?
JE: I'm very excited. I told Dave jokingly that his résumé is complete now that he's coaching the Bruins. Creek has struggled. They haven't won a state championship in I don't know how long [since 1996]. He's going to move us in the right direction.