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This Is How You Spin, Greg

Greg Robinson currently finds himself in jeopardy of losing his job. Much of it is because of the cold, hard facts. Seven wins in three years. Two double-digit losing seasons. Bottom of the barrell offensive and defensive statistics.

But that's all nitpicking. What's really brought Greg down is his inability to spin the story in his favor. Greg loses us when he talks about how gosh darn excited he is to turn this ship around instead of taking us away on a magical carpet ride that confuses and bemuses us into forgetting all the silly stats and records and wondering why we ever doubted him in the first place.

Learn from a master, Greg. Like say, Les Miles, who figured out a way to turn his two-loss LSU Tigers into an undefeated team that should be playing for the national title:

"This team has not lost a game in regulation. I know it does not mean much to you guys (media.) The point is, in a 60 minutes game, we play as competitive as we can be. There is not a team that we have played that has bested us in the first 60 minutes. If you had to look at the length and width of the game, that is how it is measured. Then you go to overtime, and I think our overtime system is just as flawed as any other overtime system. It’s just the way it is and it is probably correct. You have to decide it then where it takes the length of the field and certain situations out of it. It is imperfect, but a darn good system. You tell me if there are other teams in this country that can say that. If you just give us ties, like in the old system, we are undefeated with two ties. Maybe that adds up as one lost."

A masterstroke! See Greg, just imagine how you could use this knowledge. Suddenly Syracuse isn't 2-10, we've "never lost a game before halftime" or "undefeated in the hearts and minds of the children." Creativity, Greg. It's the lifeblood of this industry. Step outside the paradigm!