Coach Prime’s Debut Is Much Anticipated


Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News is a Pac-12 expert and he joined John Canzano on the Bald Faced Truth to discuss what he is most looking forward to as the Pac-12 Spring football games are in full force.

Wilner can not wait to watch and see what Coach Prime and Colorado look like.

“I just kind of want to see life on the sidelines,” Wilner said on 750 The Game. “We’re not gonna get to know much about Colorado’s playbook and the execution and how they are going to do in the fall. We just want to see what Deion’s vibe is on the sidelines.”

Wilner thinks he knows Coach Prime’s coaching style but he wants to watch it in real time.

“I think he’s more of a manager than a hands-on coach. I think he’s hired good coordinators and a good staff and I think he lets them do their job. I want to see how he’s interacting with the players.”

Wilner also touched on the transfer portal and how it is affecting not only football but also hoops. Wilner says the Pac-12 is on the same level as everyone else when it comes to the portal in basketball.

“I don’t think the Pac-12 is that much different as other conferences in terms of busy nature. It adds to instability to your roster. And I think that’s had a big impact on the Pac-12 in the basketball front. In some cases you got 4, 5, 6, new players in the rotation. And yet those games in November and December are critical for the tournament selection process.”

Wilner also led off the segment discussing the recent lawsuit filed against the conference by a pair of former executives and how it again falls at the feet of former commissioner, Larry Scott.

Listen to Jon Wilner’s full appearance  by clicking the podcast below. Catch the Bald Faced Truth with John Canzano weekdays 3-6 p.m. in Portland exclusively on 750 The Game.