Not too bad, huh? BTN host Rick Pizzo was very impressed.
“I would say that was as much pressure as they’ve faced, maybe short of a championship game,” Pizzo said.
These coaches are used to pressure, though. This was just a different form of it.
“It’s a pressure situation, just like being a coach or student-athlete,” women’s golf coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll said.
It wasn’t as easy as the coaches made it look. They only had 25 minutes or so to prepare for their first show, which is a lot less time than our professionals often receive.
But they got it done. And they left our studios with a much better understanding of what BTN and other networks go through every day to showcase their teams and student-athletes.
“I tell you what, there’s an awful lot that goes into it,” baseball coach Jake Boss Jr. said. “It’s amazing how it goes off so smoothly.”
“I have a new feel, a new appreciation for what these guys do,” Dantonio said.