A signature victory hasn't done anything to help the man's inability to be rational during press conferences.
"I think Greg is doing a nice job there. He's building the program there. I know he hasn't seen the fruit of his labor yet, but I think he's done a good job. I think they're very, very well-coached in all three phases of the game. We know we're going to have our hands full up in the Dome. We've never played well there. We know we're going to have to play our 'A' game when we go up there."
Then, after 25 minutes of laughter and a follow-up question of, "really?"
"Again, I have a lot of respect for Greg. I think he's tried to build that program the right way. They've got a good football team, they just haven't won some games they had a chance to win this year. They were truly in those games. I don't judge games by the score, I judge them by what I see on film. I think Syracuse is dynamic on offense. They're running the ball well, the quarterback is starting to get into a groove. We just played South Florida. They're pretty stinkin' good. I saw the way Syracuse lined up and played against them. I'm impressed with what they're doing."
For the record, Robinson is 8-37 at Syracuse and has managed just two conference victories in four seasons. The Orange have yet to defeat a Division I-A opponent in 2008, have yet to notch a single-digit loss, and have been outscored by a total of 223-134 in their six defeats. There is absolutely zero chance of Robinson holding down the same job this time next year. I can only assume that what we just read was some sort of contractual penance for being the man in charge of one of those two Big East victims.
Also for the record, our head coach has said both "wide-smoking open" and "pretty stinkin' good" in the span of less than a week.
I'm loving the progress, but I'm still never bringing Kragthorpe to a party...unless he changes his voicemail to a personalized version of the George Costanza answering machine song. Then we can hang out. Once.