With Paul it was always nervous laughter and, as pointed out above, I think it might become so again. As for not laughing about TFFG, they probably knew what we were getting better than we did. No need to laugh at an opponent when you are pretty sure you will beat them.They laughed at our offense under CPJ a lot. They stopped laughing when we hired TFG.
And, btw, you can see why people said he crushed the interview. Now all we have to do is follow through. As Key said, that's the hard part.