I just listened to both of these pressers. I, of course, need to be careful because I stuck my foot in my mouth with my comments about another coach in another press conference a week or so ago and felt very badly about it. I listened to Porter Moser first. He is outgoing and affable. He’s a good public speaker with lots of energy. I enjoyed listening to the guy. I don’t think he made one reference to Michigan. Now, I understand he may feel he has to build up the Loyola brand. And I also understand that no one asked him a question about Michigan, but unless, I’m wrong, the entire press conference was about Loyola and how great they are. They have a beautiful campus, they’ve got Academic All Americans, they have great kids who work hard and are unselfish. All good stuff. Not one word about Michigan. I guess that’s OK.
Before I listened to Coach B, I said to my wife, “Coach B will give praise to Loyola and talk about how good they are,” mark my words. I don’t think it took JB more than a minute, perhaps a minute and 15 seconds to give credit to Loyola. Did he talk about our great university? You bet he did. Did he talk about our fans? Yep, he did. Did he talk about our great conference and about playing for B1G Championships. For sure, he did. Did he talk about our outstanding staff! Absolutely. Did he talk about our terrific, hard working, really smart kids. He sure did. I like Porter Moser. I’m sure he’s a good coach. I’m sure he’ll prepare his team well. I’m sure he’s competitive. I like the guy. I love Coach B, and I’m glad he’s OUR coach!