Oregon State coach Craig Robinson is being featured by Robin Roberts and Jen Wlach on ABC's "Good Morning America," as the last-place Beavers get more national love out of first lady Michelle Obama's big brother.
There were plenty of sports analogies from the always-quotable Robinson in the story, which also revealed that he gets more than recruiting tapes from people around town:
And though he isn't one to offer political counsel, it didn't mean others weren't soliciting their own advice free of charge. Robinson said people are always sending him messages, gifts, packages -- even health care proposals -- for the president.
"There were -- a few people who sent me -- you know, these thick packets with their views on health care and their idea on how to fix it. … So that kind of stuff I pass along to the right channels."
Robinson's advice to President Obama after his first year is to "stick with your game plan." but my pick for the coach's line of the year goes to something he told The Oregonian after a December loss to Washington that left coach Lorenzo Romar still praising the Oregon State program.
"I joke that hearing that is kind of like kissing your sister," said Robinson, "because we want to be where he (Romar) is."