Ask Gary: Remembering the best interviews

by Gary Shelton on October 17, 2015 · 0 comments

in Baseball, College Sports in Florida, Florida, general, NFL

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Saturday, 6 a.m.

I will really miss Steve Spurrier.   That made me wonder.  In your career, what coach or manager did you most look forward to interviewing?   Who did you dread?

 Jim Willson

I've actually enjoyed most of them. I thought there was a decency to Tony Dungy that was wonder, and he was sneaky good. There were times you would throw an oddball question at him at lunch, and he would beg off till after practice. But after practice, he would give you a great answer. Shula was terrific. Gruden was great. Wyche, if you caught the right personality, was good. Bowden. Spurrier. Jimmy Johnson. When a coach shares with you, when he lets you peek into his his thinking, it's fascinating.

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