So I guess Survivor really liked the format of last season because it sounds like they’re copying it exactly, except in a different location. They’re bringing back two former contestants to give them a 2nd, or 3rd, (or 4th in some cases) chance to win the grand prize. It worked last season as Boston Rob managed to avoid the target on the back all season and carry his alliance to the end. Will this year be the year for Coach or Ozzie?
The “Dragon Slayer” has been quite a character in his Survivor career, so it’s no shock they brought him back. Last time we saw him, he was a very emotional person, clinging to Boston Rob’s alliance while trying to be a changed person from his original season. Don’t expect the same Coach this season, according to him. We get to see “Coach 3.0″, and then we’ll probably see him in a mental hospital shortly after for multiple personality disorder.
Last year one tribe targeted the vet right off the bat and he went home. The other tribe didn’t, and he won it all. I’m not 100% sure if this cast was able to watch that season before starting theirs, but if they did, look for both Ozzie and Coach to be early exits. If so, I wonder if we’ll see Coach 4.0 in the future.
Benjamin “Coach” Wade (39)
Current Residence: Susanville, Calif.
Previous Seasons: “Survivor: Tocantins” and “Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains”
Benjamin Wade, more commonly known as “Coach,” is returning to Survivor for a third try. “The reception for me, when I step on that beach and am chosen to be on a tribe, I’m just going to kill ‘em with kindness.” He still owns his eclectic persona that viewers love from previous seasons, but the symphony conductor, men’s soccer coach and pastor promises that, “Coach 3.0 is going to be different than any time you’ve seen him.”
Coach believes that it is his experience and his leadership that make him an asset to his tribe, but he’s reevaluating his strategy this time around. “I’ve got to come out here and I’ve got to be confident but not arrogant, strong but not intimidating, I’ve got to be humble but not weak, I’ve got to be honorable but not self righteous.”
What does he think of Ozzy, his competition? “He is a great warrior in challenges, he’s great at survival, he’s going to be a tough competitor on the other tribe.”