27.Jul.2012 Riley Interview on OregonLive
Q: There are a lot of fans having panic attacks online after the last couple seasons, but you have really exuded a lot of confidence in your program and what you’ve built. Going into this season, what makes you confident things are going to get better?
A: First of all, you are always optimistic about how you’re going to do. I see the growth of individuals in the program; our business is player-focused. We’ve got a lot of guys back, a lot of great hard work, what I see as great intentions from our team. What I hope for is growth from the guys who had to play last year and were young. I think growth is the key element in how you do. Our job is about helping guys grow.
What is he talking about, his job is "helping guys grow"?
I wonder if that's even in the job description, or is this his paternal instincts taking over again? His job is to run a football program and win games, but his desire seems to be being a surrogate father to adult men.
Also, phrases like "great intentions", words like "hope", and excuses like "guys were young"…not good, folks. Think Chip Kelly would be spewing this crap?