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Ohio St.'s Gee to Bielema: 'Get a life'

Posted on: February 7, 2012 1:53 pm
 

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

From calling mid-majors the "Little Sisters of the Poor" to asking Jim Tressel not to fire himOhio State president Gordon Gee has not exactly been one to keep his mouth out of the headlines over the past 12 months. And he may not be for the next 12 months, either, judging by this interview with OSU student newspaper The Lanternin which he tells Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema to "get a life."

Bielema infamously accused new Buckeye head coach Urban Meyer of using "illegal" recruiting "tactics" and asked Badger athletic director Barry Alvarez to voice his complaints to Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany on his behalf. Gee emphatically stood up for Meyer in the Lantern interview, calling him the "finest in the country" and "the greatest affirmation of the quality of this institution."

When asked directly about Bielema's comments, Gee was every bit as emphatic.

"We hired the best coach and we went out and got the best kids so get a life," Gee said.

Ah, Signing Day: that magical time of the college football calendar that can lead the president of the third-largest university in the country to publicly call out a coach within his own conference using an insult from a 36-year-old Saturday Night Live sketch.

Gee also referred to the NCAA investigation into Tressel and the Buckeye football program that resulted in its 2012 bowl ban as a "yearlong colonoscopy."

We now fervently await Gee's next pledge to cease discussing matters related to football.

HT: MGoBlog. 

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Comments

Since: Mar 16, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2012 12:48 pm
 

Ohio St.'s Gee to Bielema: 'Get a life'

get a life soonerandy2006



Since: Dec 15, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2012 5:25 pm
 

Ohio St.'s Gee to Bielema: 'Get a life'

How GEE and the AD still have jobs at Ohio St just amazes me. They both had their head in the sand and every time they open their mouths they just cause more embarassment. It really shows that they only have football in their lives and no one has the stones to cut them loose.




Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2012 4:44 pm
 

Ohio St.'s Gee to Bielema: 'Get a life'

How is this scumbag and their AD still employed by OSU? They need to go



Since: Dec 2, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2012 4:02 pm
 

Ohio St.'s Gee to Bielema: 'Get a life'

**Sigh**   Gordon, Gordon, Gordon.  You'd think a fella with your position and supposed level of intellectual capacity would know simply when to say no comment.  

  While you are correct, Coach Bielema probably does need to get a life he's only doing what he's paid to do and that is to put a strong football team on the field.  Much like a coach argues a call he knows will not be changed, what the coach is hoping for is that the next close call will go his way.  That is pretty much what Bielema is doing, he's hoping the next time this situation arises and it will, he's hoping that Coach Meyer will back off and leave Bielema's recruits alone.  I for one think its a vain hope, but hey give the man an A for effort.  

  I agree with Urban, until such time as the letter of intent is signed any recruit is fair game.  If you truly have a solid recruit that wants to attend your school, ain't no way anybody will pry him away.  The boy didn't really want to go to Wisconsin or he wouldn't even have taken Urban's calls.  Personally, I don't want anybody on my team that isn't 100% committed to being there, in that sense Urban did you a favor, you should send him a nice note, some chocolate and maybe a bottle of middling champaign.  Remember Coach B, not only do you want men who can tackle, block, run, pass and catch, you want men of character.  So relax, play with your Badger and dream of your next Brutus encounter..... 



Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:54 pm
 

Ohio St.'s Gee to Bielema: 'Get a life'

Okay, to go off of the original quote, I don't think Meyer is going anywhere else in the NCAA to coach football.  OSU is the second largest college football program in the country.  He is going to get fired if he goes anywhere, and I doubt he will, unless he cheats.  This guy is making what 6 million a year?  No way is he leaving for another school. 

Now to you buckeye, do you really think the was an "interview process"?  You said be weary of the guy who starts off about the race card, well don't.  I just wanted to bring up the point that the only person from the time OSU lost to Florida that OSU was thinking about was the former Florida coach.  There was no interview process.  One of the most well known faces in college football, a proven winner (regardless of how it is done) and a Ohio boy.  Check, check, and umm yeah check.  You don't hammer out a six year contract in eight days!  You just don't.  I doubt it is as simple as:
Hey do you want to coach?
-Sure!
We will pay you $3 million a year.
-How about $7?
How about 5?
-For 3 years!
How about 8?
-Let's do 6!
Anything else?
Nope.
Great!  Welcome to OSU!
-Sweeeeet.



Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2012 3:35 pm
 

Ohio St.'s Gee to Bielema: 'Get a life'

If you are going to spend all of that time reading my comment to point out one fact that I didn't even mention or compare to, you would suck at debate man.  I never said anything good or bad about Wisconsin.  The only one on that list that should be proud is Northwestern.  If your consider, as Mr. Magoo did that the institution is reaffirmed in it's greatest, in which he is talking about a direct point to the Football program, then I have every right to state the obvious.  There is no reason to be proud that 6 out of 10 student graduate from you institute of higher learning. 

Also, seriously.  I can't feel bad that Meyer got the job and a six year contract after eight days?  Why can't I ask why no minorities get chances in the NCAA football programs?



Since: Nov 25, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2012 2:51 pm
 

Ohio St.'s Gee to Bielema: 'Get a life'

Don't sweat it, Brett. Maybe Urban can grab away another Terrelle Pryor and save you some grief.



Since: Nov 25, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2012 2:50 pm
 

Ohio St.'s Gee to Bielema: 'Get a life'

Don't sweat it, Brett. Maybe Urban can grab away another Terrelle Pryor and save you some grief.



Since: Nov 25, 2010
Posted on: February 8, 2012 2:49 pm
 

Ohio St.'s Gee to Bielema: 'Get a life'

Don't sweat it, Brett. Maybe Urban can grab away another Terrelle Pryor and save you some grief.



Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2012 2:16 pm
 

Ohio St.'s Gee to Bielema: 'Get a life'

Bielema  Urban Meyer of using "illegal" recruiting "tactics" and asked Badger athletic director Barry Alvarez  Jim Delany on his behalf


Bielema - has also flipped a few players also using "illegal" recruiting tactics - See RB Melvin Gordon - former Iowa verbal commtt - current Wisconsin Roster member...
Any coach in the Big 10 who couldn't get an Iowa recruit to decommitt from Iowa and coach (last time coach will be used in this post) Kirk Ferentz wouldn't be worth the salt that would flavor his future.

Ferentz ordered his team to stop playing with 53 seconds left on the clock, with 30 yards to go for a game winning field goal, with the Big 10 title on the line in the horseshoe against Ohio State. Ferentz infamously led his team to defeat in overtime that fateful day. He lost, so the Big 10 sent two teams, Iowa and Ohio State to BCS bowls that year. Ohio State had to win that game to get a BCS bowl invite.

Surely, any father would love to see their blue-chip recruit go to Iowa to see Ferentz sit on the ball with the Big 10 title on the line. Ferentz isn't worthy of any other opportunity to represent the Big 10 in any future bowl game and every blue-chip recruit in the country should know that! 


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