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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: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 5:08 pm
 

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

Let "he that is without sin, cast the first stone" 










Here is one that is not related to the football program, but shows the high moral character of the University none the less:



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...just a small sample.




Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 4:46 pm
 

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

 wonder how Smith and Gee feel about their decision to accept a bowl game with a 6-6 team last month when next year's team should be a lot better and they will be sitting home watching everyone else.  Nice judgement call there.

I thought about that too LSU, and I don't get the impression that it was an either, or.  Seems like the NCAA dragged their feet a bit as far as announcing the sanctions.  OSU had already committed to play in the Gator Bowl by the time the penalties had been announced.

It was not an either/or at any time, but my point was that they read the "tea leaves" wrong.  Remember, Miami declined a bowl game for this past season waiting for the NCAA.  Smith was asked about that and he basically poo-poo'd the suggestion.  He really did not think the NCAA would do this to the school.  He ended up being wrong, but I can see Smith's point.  Unlike USC, Ohio State fully cooperated with the NCAA and Smith expected to be more rewarded for that.  Ohio State got off much easier than USC, but not as easy as Smith thought.  Hence, no bowl game next season for Ohio State. 


Yea, it looks like you're right.  I just read this:

 



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2012 4:42 pm
 

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

Leake was the starter but it was the freshman Tebow that carried that team then also.



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2012 4:40 pm
 

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

How is it that Gee was never fired?  The guy did everything he could to help Tressel cover up all his dealings and then threw him over board when the ship was going down.  Way to stand up for whats right Gordon.  Then yes they hire Urban.  The guy is a good coach.  But he isnt the most moral coach around.  I am not talking about the freshmen recruits he got,  As far as that goes I believe I could care less.  But what about all the criminals he played while at Florida.  He will do what ever it takes to win thats for sure.  He didnt care what the player did.  If it helped him win he played.  Now that is just the way OSU likes it so he will fit right in.  But let the suckeyes start losing and see how fast his heart starts to have complications.  The guy doesnt stick when it gets rough. 



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: February 7, 2012 4:36 pm
 

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

I wonder how Smith and Gee feel about their decision to accept a bowl game with a 6-6 team last month when next year's team should be a lot better and they will be sitting home watching everyone else.  Nice judgement call there.

I thought about that too LSU, and I don't get the impression that it was an either, or.  Seems like the NCAA dragged their feet a bit as far as announcing the sanctions.  OSU had already committed to play in the Gator Bowl by the time the penalties had been announced.

It was not an either/or at any time, but my point was that they read the "tea leaves" wrong.  Remember, Miami declined a bowl game for this past season waiting for the NCAA.  Smith was asked about that and he basically poo-poo'd the suggestion.  He really did not think the NCAA would do this to the school.  He ended up being wrong, but I can see Smith's point.  Unlike USC, Ohio State fully cooperated with the NCAA and Smith expected to be more rewarded for that.  Ohio State got off much easier than USC, but not as easy as Smith thought.  Hence, no bowl game next season for Ohio State. 



Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 4:24 pm
 

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

That's right BDS RTR.  Charlotte native Chris Leak was the starting QB for the 2006 team.



Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: February 7, 2012 4:20 pm
 

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


(one with Tebow playing and one without)

Actually, Tebow was on the team for both titles. In 06, he was the short yardage specialist. He played a very key role in winning that title for Florida.



Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 4:19 pm
 

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

Two Observations:

1 - Gordon Gee = Marge Schott

2 - Recruiting doesn't directly correlate to coaching.  Urban doesn't have Tebow anymore.  We'll see if he can "coach up" the stolen recruits.  Most of his years at Florida were good but not stellar, outside of his Tebow years...

BTW - ask Mack Brown about #2.  Texas wins the recruiting war every year but they don't win the Big 12 every year...



Hey "maise”!  Isn't that supposed to read URINE_blue? 

You and your loud-mouthed "stolen" freshman can keep running your cake-holes all you want.  I'm sure you have a lot to say since your ten-year hibernation from football relevance is apparently over now?!

Bottom line is that Meyer is 2-0 in BCS NC games and the next one the scUM plays in will be their first!




Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: February 7, 2012 4:16 pm
 

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

The OSU Prez Dork looks too much Woody Allen.



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 4:14 pm
 

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

Are you serious? maise_blue says "most of his years at Florida were good but not stellar, outside of his Tebow years..." The guy won 2 National Championships (one with Tebow playing and one without) in the toughest conference in College Football.

'05 9-3 and won the Outback Bowl
'06 13-1 and won BCS
'07 9-4 and lost Capital One Bowl
'08 13-1 and won BCS
'09 13-1 and won the Sugar Bowl
'10 8-5 and won the Outback Bowl

You are right maise_blue..........this guy sucks! Sounds to me like the Wolverines are a little envious of what's going on in Columbus on the recruiting front. No more picking up all those Ohio kids to go to Ann Arbor with Urban around.



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