You get caught up in these things. ... as much as I sometimes want to ignore the coach Rob's brother in law IS GONNA BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES! story angle that is being pursued by everyone from Chuck Klosterman in Esquire to Gary Horowitz in the Salem Statesman-Journal, I can't help myself.
I was among the rubberneckers at the Valley Center Tuesday as TV types (the print guys kill them on the Wonderlic, I'm telling you that right now) peppered coach Rob with questions about next Tuesday's Inauguration. ... when was he leaving? What would he wear? Can he get away with putting on an orange OSU tie? ... OSU players Calvin Haynes and Lathen Wallace were asked if they were OK with coach Rob abandoning them briefly to fly to D.C.
"I wish I was going,'' said Haynes.
"I'm cool with it,'' said Wallace.
Sighs of relief all around.