It sounds like Plati does a great job preparing guys to do interviews well. One of the things Plati does is provide all the athletes with a detailed guide called "Succeeding with the Media." One of the things in it is, "Don't be an expert on anyone but yourself, be courteous and humble." Clemons, who won the Best Interview award from local media last year, is already one of the favorite interviews of the Steelers' media. Also, the mag has a great Q&A with Jeremy Bloom and a really good piece on Askia Booker. There's also a good one on our new W-Lax coach, Ann Elliott. Maybe the best thing was at the end. It was a recap of the McCartney event at the spring game. At the end of his speech, Embree asked all the former players who had played in a bowl game to join him on the stage. Then, he asked all of the current seniors who had played in a bowl to join them. I'll re-type the rest: Not a single one moved. After a moment of awkward silence, Embree made sure his seniors knew he didn't leave them out to dry. "My promise to you," Embree told them, "is that all of you will be standing next to these men next year. You will play in a bowl game." It's starting to feel like football season.