Just go straight to 16 then.
I'm sure Malcolm Turner would have liked a real presser. Vandy should have had him in a press conference setting, and then Zeppos watching the whole thing through a two-way mirror. Piping in random answers in an imposing voice, Wizard of Oz style.
I figured the teleconference was about logistics in a pinch. But no, just Vanderbilt being weird. Everyone would have been happy to wait a couple more hours for a real presser.
FWIW - Although Vandy introduced new AD Malcolm Turner via teleconference today, Turner was actually in Nashville tonight. He met a few Vandy people and then heading back to NYC.