Mike Paulus asked for an interview Tuesday night. The following article is the result of that interview:
"(Dominick Cappuccilli) did nothing wrong," Paulus said. "Everything (I
said) except the remark at the end of the story saying
Note: the reporter's notes show a direct quote
from Paulus saying, "Right now, they're (referring to
Paulus said he felt the response from the public across internet forums and from word of mouth cast him as a "whiner." He said the public misunderstood what he was trying to say.
"I think people came across the article and thought of me as
complaining," Paulus said. "It wasn't my intention at all. I was by no means
trying to bring down the (
Paulus said he visited
"He asked me if there was something wrong," Paulus said. "I responded
that I thought people took the article the wrong way. I apologized. He said,
‘No, I know you, I like you.' I have a really good relationship with coach
Paulus did address some of the concerns he voiced in the article with Robinson.
"We just talked about recruiting," Paulus said. "We talked about communicating more often. He continued to say that it's been busy. I completely agree with that and apologized again if it came across the wrong way."
During Paulus' visit to the
"We just talked about getting to know each other and getting a real good relationship," Paulus said. "Each told me about themselves and their background. We watched some film and talked about where the program is headed."
Paulus said his positive relationship with former QB's
coach Major Applewhite was important in his early enthusiasm about
"I need to get to know (them)," Paulus said. "I want to concentrate on developing a relationship with the new guys. If I develop a really good relationship, and I really want to be around them, it will definitely influence my decision."
Paulus said he plans on going to Junior Day this Saturday at
When asked why he did this final interview, Paulus said he didn't want to be perceived as a "whiner."
"I don't want to get that reputation off of one article," Paulus said.
junior has said he expects to make his verbal commitment to a school before the
start of his senior high school football season