One of the more striking things about the article was the picture of the 49-year-old Miller:
His face seems to reflect a combination of dishonesty and greed. He's clapping for someone or something here, and he seems to realize he's supposed to be smiling, but it's a half-hearted smile that barely informs his mouth, and certainly doesn't reach his eyes. The eyes, in fact, look concerned, judging from the knitted brow.
(He looks like a Wall Street banker applauding the right values while wondering how, by paying lip service to those values, he can manipulate others to his own advantage.)
Maybe it's unfair, but it's easier to see greed in the face of a fat person, and Miller has the jowls and round face of a man who doesn't like to limit himself at the dinner table. And he has the well cut, expensive suit of a vain guy who indulges himself sartorially, too.
(There's always something a little questionable about a coach who harangues his athletes about staying in shape while allowing himself to get pudgy.)
As far as the dishonesty goes, here is the statement he released after he fired his assistant for corruption last fall:
“As the head basketball coach at the University of Arizona, I recognize my responsibility is not only to establish a culture of success on the basketball court and in the classroom, but as important, to promote and reinforce a culture of compliance. To the best of my ability, I have worked to demonstrate this over the past eight years and will continue to do so as we move forward.”
(Dishonesty often seems to make its presence known through overemphasis.)
George Orwell once famously said, “At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.”
This isn't always true; but it often is.
Miller, who was born on November 17, 1968, is a year ahead of schedule.