Jonathan Gault wrote:
Haha this was easily the toughest interview I had all week. I came out of it thinking, "Man I panicked, that was awful," but listening to it back I think I did okay. When I interview Mark on the phone it's fine because I've got all my questions written down beforehand. And when I interview other coaches, I usually have time to formulate my next question in the back of my mind while they're answering the current one. But with Mark it's bam-bam-bam-bam. He keeps you on your toes.
The crazy thing is that it was happening WHILE THE COLORADO WOMEN WERE GETTING THE TROPHY. I actually asked him at the very start if he was sure he didn't want to be up there watching/celebrating with them and he said he didn't.
Former journalist here. People like him are some of the toughest to interview. The interviews that look smooth are deceptively difficult. I always look back at this sort of interview and have regrets, partly because I'm my own harshest critic. It's easy to armchair quarterback this stuff. But from the other side, I enjoyed your interview. I also appreciate you being out there in a field on a cold day in Wisconsin and getting us this content to watch for free from the comfort of home. I loved following the race and live vicariously through stuff like this.