Wisconsin Coach: “Don’t Want To Be Like The SEC”

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In the words of my hero, Shooter Mcgavin, “I didn’t see him play. I was too busy WINNING.”

Let’s back up… some of the Big Ten guys are in a tizzy over Urban Meyer’s recruiting “tactics.” By tactics, we mean aggressive recruiting.

Apparently, there was a gentleman’s agreement between the Big Ten coaches to where a coach would not recruit a player who was verbally committed to another Big Ten school. Urban of course flipped several recruits, most notably several from Ohio State, but also OL Kyle Dodson from Wisconsin.

“THERE ARE NO PACTS BETWEEN LIONS AND MEN!!”Urban Meyer, Columbus, 2012 Brad Pitt, Troy, 500 BC

So in response to this utter disregard for human life, the Wisconsin head coach, Bret Bielema is not happy. And in his complaining, he referenced the brutality in the SEC.

“I can tell you this,” says Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema. “We at the Big Ten don’t want to be like the SEC—in any way, shape or form.”

“There’s a common thread in this league,” Bielema said. “Every time we walk into a coaches meeting in the offseason, there’s a mutual sign of respect.”

Any way, shape or form? Is it just me or is it becoming crystal clear why the Big Ten can’t win BCS Championships these days? Hmmm.

Wisconsin got their feelings hurt by the SEC recruiting tactics that Urban Meyer most likely feels are standard operating procedure.

I knew socialism was making a come back, but c’mon, please don’t let it penetrate college football.

It’s worth noting that the Wisconsin AD himself didn’t really get bothered by Urban’s tactics. He said “Recruiting is recruiting until they sign.” Exactly.

Ask the SEC coaches what they think of this and they’re likely to respond like my boy Shooter. We’ve been too busy winning.

Who would rather not be like Wisconsin?



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  • Perhaps we could adapt McGavin’s quote for Bielema: “No, I didn’t see them play. I was too busy WHINING.”

    And if you’re going to throw out quotes from the Trojan War, could you please use Homer’s source material rather than that horrifically bad interpretation of it with Pitt? From The Iliad: “There can be no covenants between men and lions, wolves and lambs can never be of one mind, but hate each other out and out and through. Therefore there can be no understanding between you and me, nor may there be any covenants between us, till one or other shall fall”

  • Don’t worry Bret Bielema…your team is Nothing like the SEC!!!

  • Seems to me the big 10 should be called lil taint. The conference that can’t win. SEC haters

  • OMG. I remember the Big !0 of Bo and Woody. Looks like Urban got there just in time. Put on your big boy pants, fellas, there’s a new sheriff in town.

  • I think it’s funny – SEC fans generally seemed to have a low regard for Myer when he headed for Ohio State – thought maybe the pressure was too much for him in the SEC. But he’s still the waaaay big man on campus in the big 10. And we rally around him because, even now he shows the SEC dominance. Good article too.

  • I take Coach Bielema’s comment as a compliment. I am proud that the SEC is not like the big 10 in many ways. I believe that Coach Myer & his OSU team will soon make quite a splash up there due to what all he learned & carried over from competing in the SEC.

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