When Tim Miles took the Colorado State job, he immediately put himself in a different media setting. On one hand, no longer does the hometown newspaper cover his team with a full-time beat writer and no longer does the hometown newspaper have a columnist to keep an eye on his team. You may argue the latter is good but when it comes to attention and publicity, no news is bad news for a college basketball team.
On the other hand, when something does goes wrong, lurking nearby is the Denver media market. Ask Northern Colorado about it. We caught a glimpse of that with CSU this morning when one of Miles’ players was arrested. The metros wil jump all over a story of this proportion.
It’s interesting Miles only released a statement through the school. Somebody must have already briefed him on how to handle damage control in a metro media market. Put out a statement and don’t answer your phone.