OK, if he isn't playing both sides, then he's certainly straddling the fence.
He acknowledges that it was a "pretty good schedule" but goes on to say "I don't like the schedule".
He acknowledges it's a pretty good schedule for RPI terms in my eyes when I see his quotes. That doesn't mean he has to like the schedule. To say he doesn't like the schedule and to be fearful that it didn't prepare us adequately for the rest of our season doesn't mean the schedule wasn't pretty good for RPI terms (given that 10/13 teams ended up in the 100-250 range that was a fair assessment at the time and is still one today).
That's not standing on the fence, that's taking two positions that aren't all that inconsistent with each other. Unless you are operating under the assumption that if the schedule is pretty good for the RPI, so that means he should like it, you can't view his position as inconsistent. I don't necessarily think that it was inconsistent to think the schedule could be fine for RPI terms but bad in terms of preparing us for the B1G.