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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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Since: Jan 29, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2012 2:25 pm

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

Gee is a moron and should keep his mouth shut but he is dead on telling Bielema to "get a life".  Bielema shouldn't be worrying about what Urban Meyer is doing on the recruiting trail and should focus on his football team and the lack of focus they have every season choking away great opportunities to run the table.  Meyer will continue to dominate the Big Ten when in comes to recruiting and after next season the Buckeyes will start another run of consecutive conference titles!

Since: Nov 9, 2011
Posted on: February 7, 2012 2:23 pm

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

yah right, you really want Gee to shut up don't you??  if he didnt, you wouldnt have anything to write about would you?  so why dont you exercise some restraint, (look it up), and ignore him?  talk about a non story.  oh, btw, Gee is right, coach crew cut attempted to take advantage of the chaos that was OSU recruiting after Tressel left and Urban Meyer slammed the door in his face.  Bielema then tried to invoke a ""gentlemen's agreement", whatever the hell that is and when that didnt fly, he had his AD run to the principal's office, (Jim Delaney), to put the cork back in the bottle.  new sheriff in town boys!  deal with it!

Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2012 2:12 pm

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

The longer Gordon Gee and Gene Smith run their mouth while they run the football program at Ohio State, the easier it is to understand how short their future will be at Ohio State.

Still can't believe when this "yearlong colonoscopy" started, the very first interview, the one with the disgraced Jim Tressel and Gene Smith sitting side-by-side, Smith joked he was going to put a tattoo parlor on the Ohio State campus to make it easier for the Buckeye players to trade their Ohio State sweat for tattoos. Brilliant! 

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2012 2:06 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...

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