As much as it pains me to say I agree with guys like Sipple and Barfy on this one. If you are going to preach about ownership and what it means to be a Blackshirt then you must man up and face the media after wins and losses. Part of the job and part of making a huge salary is answering dumb questions from the local media circus.I think it was a mistake. End of the world? Nah. But he should have taken questions.
If I'm Riley, I don't want him talking to the media immediately after a game after knowing what kind of press conferences he has had in the past. My guess is Riley told him not to speak to the media after the game.There are things we all hate about our job but they are part of the job so we do them. You can't preach accountability and then not be accountable yourself otherwise you open yourself up to being called a hypocrite which you would be. Is it the end of the world no but you will not endear yourself to Husker fans by acting like a child and not answering 7 minutes worth of questions. IMO Riley should talk to him and tell him he has to do this, if not then Riley has every right to tell the Nebraska press Diaco will not answer questions following a game even though we have told him too. Sounds to me like we have another Bo on our hands.
Bo was the head coach. Diaco is a coordinator. Big difference. Also, this program under Riley has had anything but a bunker mentality. If anything, he has been criticized for saying too much at times.So when Bo gets emotional and creates a bunker type mentality, that's bad. But now after one game Diaco gets a pass for ignoring his duties and the media has been out to get us the whole time, got it. Makes sense.
I understand the hatred toward the media but they have a job to do. I assume you read the sports section or the Husker stories online. You wouldn't get that without them. They provide us Husker fans the "going on's" with practice and the team. Without them you wouldn't get that. Listen there are plenty of reporters or columnists I don't like but I am thankful they have access. I don't understand why you think they have too much power? Like em or don't I really don't care but I enjoy reading up on the going on's with the team and I am thankful we as fans have an athletic department that allows access for the media. I have never heard one media person say they have the right to have full access 100% of the time. That comment is absurd and not factual at all.Piss on the local media! They think they have the right and privilege to have full access 100% of the the time. They don't. They have way to much power around here I hope the athletic department puts them in there place....on the curb! Personally, I hope Diaco tells them to go to hell.
And they wouldn't get their info (keep their jobs) without Riley and Co.I assume you read the sports section or the Husker stories online. You wouldn't get that without them.
I don't blame the media... it's their job. If they didn't push they wouldn't be employed very long.And they wouldn't get their info (keep their jobs) without Riley and Co.
Instead of complaining that Diaco wouldn't let them interview him, they should be thanking Riley for as much access as they receive. Riley has been very accommodating and respect towards the local media, but apparently it's not good enough.
It's not a big deal to me but it's hard to go to practice and preach do your job when you can't take 5 minutes yourself to do your job. If he's too much of a child to speak after having his unit underperform then how can he expect his defense to keep their cool? Not everything about your job is always sunshine and rainbows but he's an adult with a high paying high profile job, just answer a few questions and get back to work.Bo was the head coach. Diaco is a coordinator. Big difference. Also, this program under Riley has had anything but a bunker mentality. If anything, he has been criticized for saying too much at times.
I can agree with everything except for the media making a stink about this and I say that because it's game 1.I don't blame the media... it's their job. If they didn't push they wouldn't be employed very long.
I have no problem with Diaco not speaking to the media yet, but I don't have a problem with the media making a stink about it either.
No presser leaves us to assume he is not a leader. Bad D scheme and no presser and no leadership. Just great, we get no explanation.Apparently Diaco didn't talk to the local media after the game and now they're all butthurt about it.
I understand when people say it's "part of his job", but he's not the head coach so who cares?
I agree with you, Diaco may be the type of coach where he likes to see the film before he makes a lot of comments to the media. The team did not play well defensively, but take away the nine points that the D did not give up and if the offense finishes in the fourth quarter then we win by 3 to 4 tds.What is wrong with our Media and some fans when we give a crap who gives interview s after a win. Jesus Lord help us!!!
If we are taking away the 9 points that our defense didn't give up do we still get to keep the 9 points that their defense didn't give up????I agree with you, Diaco may be the type of coach where he likes to see the film before he makes a lot of comments to the media. The team did not play well defensively, but take away the nine points that the D did not give up and if the offense finishes in the fourth quarter then we win by 3 to 4 tds.