ozzy rob coach survivor Boston Rob on 'Survivor': 'I made it a lot tougher' for Ozzy and Coach by winning“Boston” Rob Mariano finally took home the “Survivor” prize money last spring and has now moved on to a new project, “Around the World in 80 Ways.” When he spoke with Zap2it about his new show, we couldn’t help but ask what he thought about Ozzy and Coach on the newest season, “Survivor: South Pacific.”

“They were both pretty much smart to stay on the DL,” Mariano tells us. “I think it’s going to be tough for them. I made it a lot tougher for them than it would’ve been had I not won.”

Can’t argue with that. The tribe members are already leery of the veterans.

“At the same time, they both have the experience and the know-how,” Rob continues. “If they can make themselves useful and they can make the other members of their tribes feel as if they need them, they might be able to infiltrate the situation and stick around, have a shot at this thing.”

So far it seem as though both guys are forging alliances, but Rob thinks it’ll ultimately be harder for Ozzy.

“It’s gonna be tough, ti’s gonna be real tough. I think it’s gonna be tougher for Ozzy than it is for Coach. People recognize Ozzy as a gamer and I think Coach’s obliviousness sometimes may play into him being able to be seen as not as big of a threat,” Mariano finishes.

“Survivor” airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and “Around the World in 80 Ways” premieres Sunday, Oct. 2 at 10 p.m. ET on History. Look for an interview with Rob and his co-star Dennis Anderson later this week.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."