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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: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 7:02 pm
 

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

Buckeye fans are like all fans,nobody likes Urban Meyer unless he is your coach,a testament to what a great coach he really is!When he coached the Gators I hated him because they were so good,now the shoe is on the other foot and i'm lovin these shoes!!!!!!    OH       -       IO !!!!!!!!!!Cool



Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 7:01 pm
 

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

Bielama is one of the top 5 douche bags of all time. How this guy earned any respect from Barry A. is beyond me.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2012 6:58 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...




Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2012 6:53 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.



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: February 7, 2012 6:47 pm
 

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

"the greatest affirmation of the quality of this institution."
Really?  Your head football coach is the greatest affirmation of your institution's quality?  Not the physics department, not the medical school and it's hosptitals, not whatever Nobel Laureates may be affiliated with your school.  No, it is the head football coach.  Big time CFB needs to change, because obviously the heads of these major universities can't even keep perspective when they are high on tv revenues.



Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 6:33 pm
 

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

yes



Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: February 7, 2012 6:32 pm
 

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

Gee and Meyer, 2 scumbags who deserve each other!



Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: February 7, 2012 6:30 pm
 

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

Gee and Meyer - 2 scumbags who belong together!



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: February 7, 2012 6:29 pm
 

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

Well said  Gomexican. May be the most spot on comment ever made on these message boards. It may be matched by it will never be passed.



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: February 7, 2012 6:23 pm
 

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

GoMexican, how dare you insert logic and rational thought into the true motives of dirt bag college football fans! Have you know shame? When the other guy is doing well, he's cheating; when he's doing well for us, he's brilliant.


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