As Pac-12 media day drew to a close Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles, I sat with Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen and talked with him about the day and what he experienced.
Only a few players from each team get the chance to make these offseason trips and participate in these events. In the Pac-12, only player from each team is chosen. It’s a unique experience. It is made even more interesting in the Pac-12 because the event took place at Fox Studios where movies and television shows are filmed.
“It has been a lot of fun,” Hansen said. “Coach Embree is a lot of fun to hang around and being at the Fox Studios is kind of cool. I saw where Modern Family (his favorite TV show) is filmed. That’s pretty sweet.
“Just this whole experience going from tent to tent and getting asked the same questions 30 times, it’s pretty cool.”
Each player and coach has their own “handler” who leads them from one interview to the next and also gets them food and drinks and whatever else they ask for. It’s an opportunity to be spoiled for a few hours.
Hansen said the question most frequently posed to him was asking him to describe the difference between the Big 12 Conference and the Pac-12 Conference.
Just one man’s opinion here, but that seems like a pretty ridiculous question to ask a guy who hasn’t played in the Pac-12 yet. Seems like something you ask him later in the year. Just sayin.
Hansen seems about as at ease as I ever have seen him. Perhaps that bodes well for the coming season.