Blog Entry

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. 

Keep up with the latest college football news from around the country. From the opening kick of the year all the way through the offseason, has you covered with this daily newsletter. View a preview.

Get College Football updates on Facebook   

Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 8:02 pm

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

The rest of the country to Gordon Gee: get a soul.

Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 8:01 pm

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

Wow, someone on this site call Bielema a douche! As Gee the 'Freak' from that ever trustworthy Ohio State program once said: "Get a life".

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2012 7:58 pm

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

it just gets better and better for a once proud and respected program.  THE CRIMINAL university

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2012 7:47 pm

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

Urban Meyer wins everywhere he goes. He will have the opportunity to win national championships with the Buckeyes beginning in 2013. That is of course if the Urban "Mayan" calendar doesn't bring an end to the world as we know it. Don't worry about Urban, he will do just fine.

beer is great
Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: February 7, 2012 7:45 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator

Since: Dec 9, 2011
Posted on: February 7, 2012 7:32 pm

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

Orville Redenbacher is the president of Ohio State?

Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: February 7, 2012 7:25 pm

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

This is the smartest thing Gee has said here lately.

Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 7:22 pm

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

Let me guess, you're in middle school?  Thought so.

We'll see if Urban can coach his gimmicky offense in the Big Ten with his awesome recruits.  Sounds alot like Rich Rod who took just about the same amount of bull for his actions (I'm not getting on Urban for his recruiting, but I need to see results before I annoint him a great coach - he's more Barry Switzer than Bear Bryant).  The only difference between Rich Rod and Urban is that Urban understands the importance of recruiting defensive talent.  We'll see how it comes together for him and Braxton "I can't hit the broadside of a barn OR a completely wide open receiver" Miller...

You mad bro?  You sound a little bitter about RichRod.  I guess I would be too if I were you.  Anyway, not sure where the correlation between he and Urban lies, but I feel your pain.  Bad hire, but what are you gonna do when you get turned down by two high profile coaches (Miles and Harbaugh) who are both "Michigan Guys".   OUCH!...That's gotta sting!

Since: Oct 13, 2008
Posted on: February 7, 2012 7:19 pm

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

I like this guy. He's tells it like he see's it and that is refreshing in this day of droning political correctness.

Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 7:12 pm

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

I didn't say he sucked, I said he wasn't stellar without Tebow.  Without Tebow, he won two Outback bowls and went a combined 17-8.  Thats not stellar.  This isn't Nick Saban we're talking about here, a guy who wins 12 games a year with all sorts of different players.

OK, so it sounds like what you're saying is that he's no Jim Tressel, who had an average record of 11-2 over his ten years at OSU "with all sorts of different players"?

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or