I too thought that. As much as I am creeped out by him and how much I hate TTUN he seemed fairly sane and collected during that interview.
I was pleasantly surprised by the interview. He almost came across as normal. Well adjusted. All the other interviews I've seen of him, he came across the opposite: disengaged, uninterested. I even asked a colleague if there was documented concussion syndrome with the man (wasn't trolling, genuinely suspected he probably suffered from it).
I personally find a cognitive dissonance of sorts internally in regards to Michigan football; on the one hand a rival whose demise and pain is a tasty delicacy, on the other, I see a long suffering program like The Little Engine That Could; I just want to ruffle their hair, give a manly hetrosexual slap on the back, and root on to great victories over the likes of the Appalachian States and Toledos.