Jay Christensen of TheWizofOdds.com via Jimmy Traina at SI.com’s Hot Clicks via Jim Beseda of the PORTLAND OREGONIAN has the delightful highlights of a media conference call Tuesday involving Oregon State Coach Mike Riley and TCU Coach Gary Patterson as they discussed their Sept. 4 season opener at Cowboy Stadium in Dallas.
Beseda was nice enough to transcribe what happened and Jay Christensen came through huge with the audio.
Operator: “We’ll go next to Amy Cummings with Rawhide Nation Sports Blog.”
Blogger: “Hey, coaches. Uhh, Coach Riley, whose team has the most arrests, you guys or the Oregon Ducks?”
Riley: “Has the most what?”
Riley: (Chuckles) “I don’t know. I don’t keep a tally of that.”
Blogger: “All right. Coach Patterson, will any of your players or cheerleaders be wearing ass-less chaps for the Cowboy Classic?”
Patterson: “I don’t know that answer, either. I have a hard time just keeping track of my 105.”
Blogger: “Coach Riley … Pete Rose, in or out of the Hall of Fame?”
Riley: “You’re asking me something I don’t know anything about. I don’t know what all goes into that or what’s taken place.”
Blogger: “All right. Coach Patterson, what are your thoughts on Lindsay Lohan getting out of jail early and entering a rehab clinic?”
Patterson: “Uhm … still no answer.”
Moderator: “Guess you’re busy getting ready for football season, right coach?”
Patterson: “That’s just it.”
Moderator: “OK, do we have any other questions for any other callers?”
Operator: “We’ll go next to John Warren with 1240 Joe Radio.”
Warren: “Yeah, that’s kind of interesting to follow …”
After his deadpanned response to being asked about ass-less chaps, I’ll never, ever question Patterson’s ability to coordinate a defense on the fly.