Winning begets national exposure, which begets more national exposure, which explains why Arizona Wildcats junior cornerback Robert Golden was a campus correspondent this week for Jim Rome‘s show on ESPN.
The piece will air Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Tucson time on Jim Rome is Burning.
“Getting followed around by a Jim Rome crew and everything, that was pretty exciting,” Golden said. “Basically, I just showed them around campus. They came to my workout group and watched me work out. It was pretty fun.”
The cameras followed Golden into meetings and onto the practice field Wednesday.
Golden said the show asked to do this in the week following Arizona’s victory over then-No. 9 Iowa. That week, Rome also had coach Mike Stoops on his syndicated radio show.
“Anytime you get national exposure for the team, it’s a great thing,” Golden said. “We’re just happy were taking that step toward that mark. We all know we have a lot to accomplish.”
Golden said he wasn’t sure why the show picked him to represent the team, but he is considered the vocal leader, the cut-up, of the secondary, which basically makes him the same thing for the entire defense.
“I’m always the one cracking jokes and everything, keeping everyone relaxed but on their Ps and Qs,” Golden said. “I like it a lot.”
The Wildcats, 4-0 overall and ranked 14th in the nation, are off this week before resuming play Oct. 9 at home against Oregon State.