Katie Couric told me she found Manti Te'o very believable in their nationally televised interview and understood how he could have been fooled. "I think he was a very naive, very young 21-year-old," Couric said, "who is very dependent on his family." ... Hall of Famer Dan Fouts thinks the NFL has found a new way to help offenses. "They could call holding every time, but [it's] not called as often since they moved the umpire to the [defensive] backfield," Fouts told me. "They miss a lot, which is O.K., because fans don't want to see penalties. They want to see touchdowns." ... Bob Costas told me how much he admired CBS's Shannon Sharpe for ripping Bill Belichick's refusal to do an interview after the Pats' loss in the AFC title game. "I'd vote for [Belichick] for the Hall of Fame," Costas said, "but you don't have to act the way he acts, treating [journalists] with disdain." ... NFL Network's Rich Eisen interviews coaches year-round and says they may know less about the Te'o hoax than most fans. "NFL coaches are in a pop-culture cave," Eisen said. "They have no idea what's going on."