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Not sure if this has been posted yet but Steve Mariucci is friggin looney.
I have no idea where the drug question came from in this?
Watch the former WVU quarterback join Mariucci in a mock job interview from the NFL Combine.
This post was edited by GReal40 14 months ago
Some people think football is a matter of life or death, but it's far more important than that.
that is exactly how the team interviews will go, its more to see the kids response, how he reacts and to a degree what he answers more then anything else, if you notice he just gone done with the play and was spatting off then just out of nowhere he asks that ... its part of the process
Yeah, this was a simulated team interview where a lot of different types of questions are asked to gauge reactions and answers and attitudes. Remember the Dez Bryant issue a few years ago where a Miami Dolphins guy had pushed him about his mother being a prostitute and he went public about how he wasn't ok with it.
So basically Mariucci asks what's the big drugs on campus, Geno was taken off guard so his answer is more natural than what you would hear if you ask him a typical job interview question. You can tell what questions Geno was trained to answer. You saw him pause and kind of stumble thinking around the question. Probably a good way to answer. If he would've immediately said weed, or some other drug or given a list of all the drugs that are prevalent on our campus then it would've told Mariucci what kind of people Geno spends time around or what kind of atmosphere he's around. The fact that it took him off guard and he couldn't really answer right on the spot shows that it's not a big thing in his world, and it's something that isn't usually being thought of by him.
Part of the process in private interviews. Uncalled for in that setting. I would be fine with it, if he had done the same with Barkley. But, no, he asks Geno about drugs at WVU and Barkley about community service. That just seems wrong.
no too interviews are the same, private or public he is going to be goign to an NFL team where EVERYTHING becomes public ... no need to get upset just need to get used to it
Just saying, where was the tough question for Barkley. Sorry, but it just seemed he may have a bit of a bias. Now, does that have to do with USC vs WVU or white vs black? I don't know.
That setting was a mock private interview. The point of the interview was to show fans what the players go through in their unseen interviews with teams at the combine. I don't know about you, but I personally would prefer something like that to be as close to reality as possible rather than get shined up and made PC for TV. As for asking Geno one thing and Barkley another, they only showed about 4 minutes of a 15 minute interview, so you're not seeing the entire interview process, we don't know what else he asked either of the candidates over the other 10 or so minutes.
I know and understand this, I'm saying, where was the tough, out of nowhere question for Barkley? I was actually amused by him asking Geno that question, until I saw Barkley's interview. There was a definite difference in the way they were handled. Not saying that was an intentional thing, but it comes across as a bit biased.
I'm not saying:
I'm just making an observation.
This post was edited by tntWVU 14 months ago
I see your point, and I didn't watch Barkley's interview because I could care less about him. But like I said they're chopping down a 15 minute interview, they're trying to keep the parts that will be intriguing and interesting. The drug question was probably the highlight of the Geno interview, it showed a lot if you know what you're looking for. I don't know about Barkley's questions, but if he was asked similar questions he might have answered in a way they didn't want to put on TV or they didn't think was particularly interesting or maybe it shed a bad light on him, who knows, there's a lot of possible reasons that they showed what they showed and they didn't show what they show, it's pretty typical of our fans to assume there's bias's involved when in reality that's more than likely not the case.
I like this a lot. It lets us see Geno in a situation most of us haven't seen him in over the years. I also like the question Mariucci asked but mostly because of its type and placement in the interview.
I don't disagree. I just want to see a similar question put to Barkley, and see the reaction, good or bad.
This article is relevant to the discussion in this thread. Gives you a small insight into what kind of things are asked in the actual interviews.
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