In partnership with CBSSports.com
Online Now 260
Online now 66 Record: 4649 (2/27/2012)
The place for inside information on the Iowa Hawkeyes
The place to discuss general topics outside of Iowa
You have no favorite boards.
The most viewed topics.
The most replied to topics.
The most up-voted topics.
The most down-voted topics.
The most up-voted posters.
The most down-voted posters.
The most followed posters.
Are you sure that is was an offensive lineman, and not 5'10" MLB, Lavonte Robinson who visited with Warfield this past weekend. I haven't even heard of a 5'8" OL at the high school level, and definitely not at the college level.
I just remembered Bielema saying earlier this season or last season that he didn't want the Big 10 to be like the sec in regards to recruiting when Urban flipped a few of his players. That is still one of the more hypocritical statements that I have ever heard a coach say, since he does the same effin thing. He is gonna love the recruiting wars in the sec.
I knew some wis fans don't like BB too much but check out this guy:
OMG please someone pinch me so I know this is true and I'm not dreaming. I feel like I won the lottery, lost my virginity (for the first time), it's my birthday and Christmas all wrapped into one today! :D
Coach Shrek leaves on his own and the cherry on top to the SEC! Bookmark this page, I guarantee all the cheese and beer in Wisconsin that BB will be fired from Arkansas in 3 years best case or 4 years worse case.
He will be exposed as the terrible head coach he is and he was carried by OC Paul Chryst (come on back Paul and Barry you cheap ass open your check book SEC style and pay Chryst and assistants some decent money) Dc Dave Doren and Bob Bostad OL-C).
SEC will spit him out so fast people's head will spin.
Seriously I'm as giddy as a school boy right now! Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
P.S. Coach Alvarez you go hire Chryst as HC, then double Bob Bostad salary and get him as OC (dual role with Chryst). New $75M facility opens next years, BT network flush with money (go get Georgia Tech or N.Carolina Jim Delaney) and only got to get past Ohio State for next 3 years to get a shot every year at the Rose Bowl. It's a great day matey's to be a Badger.
Read more: http://host.madison.com
I do agree that he would be gone in 3-4 years. Well, unless, he struck it rich again with the assistants. I read that he did turn down more money to save that for the assistants. Yeah, he's no dummy. And funny people talked about better facility and better chance to win the NC... He had a great shot last year (and what happened in 2006 with that 12-1 record?). ...yes, better facility. They're building more. Yes, more expectations. good luck BB.
Yeah, I haven't come across a school yet that doesn't recruit players committed to another school, including commits at other B1G schools.
While I don't totally understand why he made the move, every person has his own career goals, so all the power to him. A lot of people are saying he'll get crushed in the SEC. I'm not sure that's necessarily true. First of all, I would assume he'll hire coaches that have previously excelled recruiting in that region. Also, he'll be surrounded by a lot more high school talent down there both in Arkansas and in the neighboring states than he was up in Madison. And similar to Kirk Ferentz, Bielema was able to consistently get his team to play at a high level without getting the top recruits on a regular basis. He'll have a lot of competition for recruits in the south, but from everything I've heard, the administration at Arkansas has done an outstanding job of making sure the head coach has as much to sell as possible. Not only are their facilities top-notch, but they have a life after football program that pretty much guarantees all Razorback players a quality job as soon as their football career ends. Also, while there is pressure to win in the SEC, he'll be safe as long as he can win 9+ games a year. That's not exactly easy to do, but I don't think he'll be expected to win national titles every year. Putting myself in his shoes, I don't think I would have made the move (unless there's something else going on behind the scenes), but I don't think it's a bad move on his part.
While people question BB's intentions, maybe he just wants a new challenge. He's been to the Rose Bowl 3 years in a row and averages nearly 10 wins per season. That's not too shabby and is better than what we Hawkeye fans have been getting recently.
I like the move for BB. If you think about the SEC, he has to compete with maybe 1/2 of the conference for recruiting. The other 1/2 of the SEC isn't anything to call home about.
Bielema will always be a Hawkeye, so I will always wish him the best (unless he's playing Iowa).
Fayetteville is actually a very nice city with a small town feeling. It used to be one of the top cities to retire in.
The only problem is that the majority of the people in Fayetteville and the state of Arkansas are redneck. They used to come to the same place as the Iowa crowd for game-watch here in Houston. If there were 30 Arkansas fans for the game-watch, one could count all the teeth in their crowd on 2 hands.
I'm pretty sure it will be interesting seeing Bielema doing the stupid "sooie" call all their fans yell out.
This post was edited by u2Hawk 16 months ago
For me, this is a real head-scratcher, unless BB truly does want a greater challenge.
Dan Wetzel from Yahoo Sports has a thought-provoking piece on this move, and the Big Ten's overall slide from greatness.
Well it couldn't be for the money...(going from $2.7 to $3.2 million)...could it? Maybe the competition? Maybe the security of a long term contract, with a huge buyout? Better facilities? Can't be the prestige?
Naw...don't ask me why, but it smells more like the rat deserting a sinking ship to me.
Remember the administator who was released shortly after the Rose Bowl last year? Me thinks there is more going on here than just a career move. (I love conspiracy theories!)
Perhaps Mrs. Bret not too happy with daliances on campus? No love and support from big buck$ alumni? NCAA cheatery?
The possibilities are endless!!
According to ESPN, Alvarez will coach the Badgers in the Rose Bowl
He laughably wanted to coach the Rose Bowl after leaving for Arkansas, according to some reports. The revelation from Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long that Bielema had sent him a letter in September (remember, everyone knew then Arkansas would be looking for a full-time coach after the season) is definitely not going to sit well with Badgers fans, who were disappointed with a sometimes disjointed 7-5 regular season.
From the blog Dr. Saturday: When Bret Bielema left for Arkansas, there was only one coach who could rally Wisconsin's fans for the Rose Bowl: Barry Alvarez. The scenario of Alvarez coming back for an encore at the Rose Bowl was too perfect. Alvarez has … Continue reading →
True or not, that wasn't smart for Arkansas to let that tidbit get out to the public.
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports