Mike Groh seems like he has very little interest in speaking to the media, but not in an asshole type of way. It’s more of a, “I really don’t have anything to say” kind of way.
I don’t blame him either, since there isn’t much going on until we get closer to the September 6th home opener.
But it was his turn to talk to reporters today, and he was asked a series of questions about QB acquisition Christian Hackenberg:
Q. How involved were you in the decision to bring QB Christian Hackenberg in? What do you know about him so far? (Eliot Shorr-Parks)
“That’s a personnel decision. We’re happy that he’s here and looking forward to working with him.”
Q. What do you know about Hackenberg? (Shorr-Parks)
“I recruited Christian when he was in high school and I’ve known his family for a long time. He’s had his struggles since he’s gotten into the NFL. We’re just looking forward to working with him.”
Q. When you do bring in a quarterback at this stage of training camp, how do you try to expedite their transition? (Kristen Rodgers)
“Just like any other player. We’ve got to spend a lot of time once the meetings are over, one-on-one time trying to catch him up. You try to shrink the playbook for him and make it more game-plan specific, so they can focus on what they need to know for each game.”
Q. What have your discussions with him been like so far? (Rodgers)
“We’ve just kind of exchanged pleasantries, if you will. He was in a meeting last night, and then obviously out here I didn’t have a lot of time to talk to him, but I’m sure we’ll have a lot of time to catch up.”
Q. What can he bring to the mix that you don’t already have? (Jamie Apody)
“We’ve just got to get him out here, and first of all, he’s got to learn what to do and then how we want it done. At this point, he’s got to crawl before he can walk.”
Q. Do you look forward to this challenge as a teacher to be able to develop a prospect like this who’s gone through some bumps? (Chris McPherson)
“We look forward to developing all the players on our roster.”
Really scintillating stuff there.
Groh didn’t have much of anything to say beyond that, but here are some nuggets: