What did you expect him to say in The Observer? Did you expect him to throw Kelly under the bus, as they say? What good would that have done? What he says to a cub reporter on campus and what he actually does behind the scenes are likely two different things. No one rises to a position like his without knowing what not to say in public. Discount his words and believe his actions.
And for those who say that Jack was unprepared in his coaching search this winter, I'd like to hear more of your first-hand knowledge of what he has or hasn't done.
Have some more egg nog and rejoice that we beat North Carolina.