Underwhelming. No, more than that. Weird.

If this man were the president of my university, I would strongly advise against producing any future video messages. This message does not inspire confidence.

It might inspire me to write a poem about a deer trapped in the headlights of an oncoming freight train.

Or perhaps to write a short story about a man who suffers from an inability to blink his eyes naturally.

But it does not convince me that he is the man to lead Penn State out of this recent scandal and into the future.

The whole thing just looks strange.

Some people aren’t suited for video. Dr. Rodney A. Erickson would appear to be one of these people.

The inability to convey a message via video does not make him a bad leader.  It’s the decision to post the video after previewing it that makes me question his judgment.