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Bielema takes (veiled) shots at Ohio State

Posted on: July 28, 2011 12:43 pm
Edited on: July 28, 2011 12:44 pm
CHICAGO -- It took until the second coach in the lineup Thursday to start laying down some Ohio State smack at the Big Ten media days. Wisconsin's Bret Bielema took some not-so-veiled shots at the Buckeyes during his time on the podium.

Among the highlights: "If someone willingly and knowingly violates a rule, I don't see anything wrong with a substantial penalty."

Bielema obviously is feeling good about his program, having beaten Ohio State last year and going to the Rose Bowl. Depending on who you read, the Badgers are favored to win the Big Ten Leaders Division over the Bucks and play in the first Big Ten title game.

The only way to deter cheating, he went on to say, "is to get rid of people." "Hammer the guys that don't do things right."

Later, Bielema said "those comments aren't directly made at Ohio State." OK indirectly.

"More of those comments I was referring to recruiting," he added. "When you have people who are knowingly breaking rules or are doing things that aren't over the table, that is very frustrating ... It's very hard to trace. I've been in conversation with the NCAA over the last six months [more than] any other time in the coaching profession. It's very, very upsetting when things don't come down and people aren't hammered the way they should be. "

--"I love to get into a magazine, a newspaper article, internet article to hear about change of other programs," Bielema said. "To me the more you change, the more you have the opportunity to fail. At Wisconsin we're kind of boring, we do the same thing every day. For us it's been very, very successful."

--"We've been knocking on the door at Ohio State a couple years. To finally go through it last year the way he did, there wasn't any question about who won that football game. The only bad part about Terrelle [Pryor] leaving [is] he kind of claimed the week after it was a fluke ... To me, we really wanted to play that game against him. Unfortunately, we won't."

--"There is not a coach in this profession that treated me or helped me better than Jim Tressel. He was a guy who grabbed my hand the first time I walked in a room."

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Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:59 pm

Bielema takes (veiled) shots at Ohio State

Dud, no I mean dude! Who in the heck said anything about Michigan? But, in that same vein as 9 out of 10. I can remember a 2-11-1 record in the previous years! So, now that your program is facing some pretty stiff penalties. Let see how the next 10 years go? When you all have to play by the same rules as the rest of the Big 10. I am sure we will see just how quickly your little memory changes. Good luck trying to spin this!!

Since: Apr 26, 2009
Posted on: August 1, 2011 5:59 pm

Bielema takes (veiled) shots at Ohio State

Suckeyes couldnt win with Copper who played it straight. So they had to go find the cheater at youngs town state.

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: July 31, 2011 11:39 pm

Bielema is right; Ohio State is dirty

THE Ohio State University deserves to be reduced to 10 schollies a year for the next five years, starting with the next National Signing Day.  They also deserve to have to play on TV during that time so people can watch them play with the same personnel advantage they put other schools in with their cheating.  If the NCAA doesn't make the risk greater than the reward, schools like THE Ohio State University will continue to cheat and then obstruct investigations into their wrongdoing.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2011 5:16 pm

Bielema takes (veiled) shots at Ohio State

Dennis is trying to manufacture some drama where none exists.  Further proof that Dodd is a drama queen.

Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 5:01 pm

Bielema takes (veiled) shots at Ohio State

Once again Dodd makes up things to me him feel better and  thrash OSU.There were no "shots taken at OSU,Bielema is taken out of context as Dodd usually does and makes up his version  just to stir the pot,Bielema and Tressel are friends and respect one another as do these two teams,Dodd is a disgrace to what he does for a living,truth be known Bielema would knock the living s*** out of him for twisting his words.

Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 4:47 pm

Bielema takes (veiled) shots at Ohio State

no need to trash them.  Love the buckeyes but doesn't matter who u support, that is unnecessary

Since: Jun 2, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 4:36 pm

Bielema takes (veiled) shots at Ohio State

Overlooked by SEC fans in this debate is the inconvenient fact the Big Ten has a 16-15 bowl record against the SEC in the BCS era. The conferences have split their 10 bowl games since the SEC started its current run of collecting crystal trophies

Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: July 29, 2011 4:31 pm

Bielema takes (veiled) shots at Ohio State

So kicking your tail 9 out of the last 10 meetings isn't exactly chocking is it.  Sorry, MI can't chock in a NC game unless they make it to it.  BTW, did't MI have a little cheating going on w/the extra practice time......they let u off easy because it obviously didn't help much. 

Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:29 pm

Bielema takes (veiled) shots at Ohio State

I like it this dude has a pair.

Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: July 29, 2011 3:27 pm

Bielema takes (veiled) shots at Ohio State

Well with all that extra practice in Michigan you should be able to beat someone...

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