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On the Bench with Mike Hall
47 minutes | 5 days ago
Episode 03: Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo
As NCAA Basketball gets ready to tip-off for the 2020-21 season, Mike sits down to chat with legendary Spartan head coach Tom Izzo. 0:00 -- Introduction to Tom Izzo 3:14-- Tom Izzo on his coaching future 4:48 -- Tom Izzo on Jud Heathcote stories (joke-telling and recruiting) 8:47 -- Tom Izzo on the coaching transition from Jud Heathcote to Tom Izzo 13:23 -- Tom Izzo on having great relationships with the media 15:03 -- Tom Izzo on helping promote the Big Ten Network before launch 16:32 -- Tom Izzo on how arguing with his players builds relationships (Draymond Green and Cassius Winston stories) 23:20 -- Tom Izzo on loudest Big Ten arenas and rivalry with Michigan 26:08 -- Tom Izzo on best Big Ten Men's Basketball teams he never coached 29:01 -- Tom Izzo on expanding Big Ten Men's Basketball conference schedule 30:58 -- Tom Izzo on how he started playing the accordion 34:10 -- Tom Izzo on living in a trailer park with Steve Mariucci and road trip stories 38:05-- "B4 You Go" segment
39 minutes | 12 days ago
Episode 02: Maryland Football Coach Michael Locksley
Mike sits down with Maryland football head coach to talk about Year 2 with the Terps and more. 0:00 -- Introduction to Michael Locksley 1:47 -- Michael Locksley on his love of Go-Go music 5:03 -- Michael Locksley on favorite places to visit in D.C. 7:13 -- Michael Locksley on selling D.C. weather to southern recruits 9:21 -- Michael Locksley on relationships within recruiting 12:02 -- Michael Locksley on recruiting visit preparation and memory skills 18:36 -- Michael Locksley on grilling passion 21:39 -- Michael Locksley on hosting "Late Night with Locks" show 25:08 -- Michael Locksley on inviting Nick Saban to "Late Night with Locks" and coaching for Saban 27:23 Michael Locksley on his wife, Kia, teaching yoga to his football players 29:23 -- Michael Locksley on Kevin Warren and minority leadership within the Big Ten 30:41 -- Michael Locksley on progress of racial equality in America 34:05 -- Michael Locksley on music choices within a locker room 34:39 -- "B4 You Go" Segment
45 minutes | 19 days ago
Episode 01: Minnesota Football Coach P.J. Fleck
In the first episode of On the Bench, Mike sits down with Minnesota head football coach P.J. Fleck to discuss the Gophers, his playing days, his Chicago fandom, and more. 0:00 -- Introduction to P.J. Fleck 2:37 -- P.J. Fleck the basketball player scouting report 4:56 -- P.J. Fleck the baseball player scouting report 7:29 -- P.J. Fleck on neighbor Minnesota Twins player Josh Donaldson 8:30 -- P.J. Fleck the hockey player scouting report 9:05 -- P.J. Fleck on punt returner mentality 11:28 -- P.J. Fleck on being a Chicago Bears, Cubs and Blackhawks Fan 17:20 -- P.J. Fleck on biggest adjustment moving to Minnesota 19:58 -- P.J. Fleck on shaving his head 21:58 -- P.J. Fleck on Greg Schiano and daily journal writing 26:54 -- P.J. Fleck on his coaching mentors 29:43 -- P.J. Fleck on being a 6th grade social studies teacher 31:42 - -P.J. Fleck on "Row The Boat" mantra 35:06 -- P.J. Fleck on the word "Elite" 36:57 -- P.J. Fleck on the movie Top Gun and wanting to be Tom Cruise 38:27 -- P.J. Fleck on parenting 39:15 -- "B4 You Go" segment
4 minutes | 22 days ago
Episode 0: Welcome to On the Bench w/ Mike Hall
The Big Ten Network’s Mike Hall has a brand new podcast, starting Tuesday November 10th. “On The Bench with Mike Hall” is a long-form discussion podcast featuring Big Ten coaches and players, plus national announcers and entertainers sharing stories with Mike about their Big Ten fandom, as well as their fascinating careers. It is an outlet for longer stories to be told, on topics – and with guests - that are tangential to the Big Ten. Some of the stories you’ll hear include: Gene Keady on why he’s given his dogs names like Princess, Queeny and Wimpy. Fran McCaffrey on how Julia Roberts once aided him in recruiting. Joel Klatt on his years of survival as a minor league baseball player. Gerry Dinardo explaining what it was like playing with Rudy Ruettiger in college. Tom Izzo on the note Judd Heathcoate left in his office the day he took over the program, and much more. New episodes released every Tuesday. Available wherever you get your podcasts.
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