- Associated Press - Monday, September 20, 2010

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gary Pinkel likes to get away from a stressful day and sneak in a quick shopping trip with his granddaughters, even it’s just for 15 minutes.

Bill Snyder tries to run on a treadmill while he’s watching game film.

Little by little, Big 12 coaches say they do what they can to keep from neglecting their health while trying to put a winning team on the field. They also admit it’s getting harder than ever.

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio suffered a mild heart attack Sunday morning, highlighting the health hazards of coaching that were a hot topic after Urban Meyer briefly resigned from Florida last season.

Big 12 coaches say it takes planning to squeeze exercise and proper meals into their busy schedules.

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