“Danny Hope may be the interview I am most proud of. It was actually the first one of these we shot back in late April. The reason I am so delighted by this is that it shows a side of Danny that just about nobody knew was inside him. It’s a great chance to see what he’s like away from the field. And I don’t know how many fans have had the chance to see that side of this normally stoic coach.
The story of the manmade brick Staircase to Heaven may very well be the best single nugget we got from any of the shows! I was also personally very excited to ask him about his mustache. A couple of friends of mine are Purdue grads, and they can’t help but rave about his ‘stache. To find out he did it to be like Larry Csonka, is certainly something I quickly relayed to them.”
What goes through Hope’s mind the night before a game?
Hear Hope talk about his wedding day here:
Hope was a pretty good player in his day. Hear his story:
Find out why Hope loves football: