“There were a lot of misconceptions about what was said and what wasn’t said,” he began.
“The idea that I just showed up magically out of the air and said, ‘Hey come talk to me and meet me’. That did not happen. There were definitely numerous conversations via the phone before I ever stepped in the building.”
Waters said he hadn’t yet met Haley nor some of the new coaches in the building at that time.
“I’m the type of guy, when I walk into the building, I talk to everyone,” he continued. “There was a conversation with Todd, and I’m not going to go into that but it was more of an impromptu conversation. I was sitting, talking to another coach and I was introduced to Todd and through there we kind of had a conversation. There were some positives and some negatives in the conversation and in the end they were worked out.”
Petro then noted that throughout the rest of the season Haley had only positive things to say about Waters from then on out. Petro also had one of the better questions I’ve heard in a while.
He asked Waters, “Could you find 22 guys off the street and win?”
“Yeah, if that road’s in Canton!”
Glad this one is finally being put to rest. I got pretty sick of hearing about it. This had to be the most over blown news story of the year. Congrats Whitlock.