What if... Bo Pelini was a media darling?
Bo Pelini doesn't like the media. End of story.
He barred the media from having access to fall camp last season when information leaked out about injuries.
He has been in hibernation this past winter while rumors were spreading about his coaching staff. He gave a teleconference on Signing Day and issued a statement about the coaching changes a few weeks later, but that's been it since the bowl game. If the offseason had been quiet, then I would understand the silence from the head coach, but there was a lot going on. This week spring football began and he held his spring press conference on Tuesday. It was nice to hear from the coaches. We had some updates on injuries and position changes. We learned about Beck's ideas for the offense and Carl getting full reigns for defensive play calling from Bo. It was a nice change and Bo didn't seem to terribly annoyed with the media.
So what if he actually liked talking with the media? Say you heard him every week on Sports Nightly or saw him on a quick interview during the news. What if he smiled when discussing Nebraska football on TV? If Bo was a different person and was very open and likeable with the media (like a Mack Brown, for example) would you think any differently of him? Would you like him more? Less? Or would you be indifferent?