CC: BERT turned down Nebraska

CC: BERT turned down Nebraska

Submitted by JeepinBen on December 4th, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Adam Jacobi (noted Iowa writer and fan-of-horses) has been retweeting other folks that would be in the know. Nebraska offered the job to Bielema last night, was turned down, and thus the Mike Riley hire. Interesting stuff. I wonder if Bert sees more long-term success at Arkansas? Or just didn't want to jump around?

EDIT: original tweet was from NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt @Gil_Brandt

Sporting News: Hoke 4th best B1G Coach

Sporting News: Hoke 4th best B1G Coach

Submitted by MichiWolv on May 4th, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Sporting News' Steve Greenberg ranked the coaches of the B1G and Hoke came in at 4th place.  Somewhat of a shock considering last season he was coach of the year for the B1G and in the running for National Coach of the Year.  Ahead of him are:

1. Urban Meyer
2. Bret Bielema
3. Mark Dantonio

While those are the 4 best coaches in the B1G, I think the order is interchangable and would have thought Hoke would have gotten more credit for turning a 7-6 team into an 11-2 BCS Champ with players that were recruited to run a spread.  Think about that...  even with all the talented Michigan teams we have had, we only had 1 BCS victory and Hoke matched that in his first season.  Granted, most of our losses were against a talented USC team in their back yard.  

The rest of the order for those interested is:

5. Kirk Ferentz
6. Bo Pelini
7. Pat Fitzgerald
8. Bill O'Brien
9. Jerry Kill
10. Tim Beckman
11. Danny Hope
12. Kevin Wilson

Of course, over at  annarbor.com, Hoke leads with 70% of the votes, followed by Dantonio(15%), Meyer(8%), Bielema(5%), Other(2%).  What are your thoughts and non-homerish picks?

ED: http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-football/michigans-brady-hoke-ranked-4th-best-big-ten-coach-by-sporting-news-trails-rivals-urban-meyer-mark-d/

Bielema Bountygate?

Bielema Bountygate?

Submitted by bfull24 on April 13th, 2012 at 9:25 AM
Why is it that Bountygate is such a big deal in the NFL and Sean Payton is suspended a year for having knowledge of dirty play, yet nothing came of Bielema all but bragging that he told his players to try to injure Mike Martin?
 
You can read the full article here:
 
After the game Saturday, Bielema said his offensive line -- which grinds opposing defenses into dust by pulling its guards and ramming them into linebackers downfield -- was prevented from pulling by Michigan. He used the word "tactics," which is coaching code for "holding," to describe what Michigan's defensive line was doing.

"But we rectified the situation," Bielema said.

When asked how, Bielema recalled a chop-block penalty that went against his team -- and took a touchdown off the scoreboard -- in the second quarter. Wisconsin lost seven points but delivered a message.

 
 
I remember this when it happened and I have despised that Gomer Pyle looking mf'er Bielema ever since.

OT: NYT article on Wisky QB Russell Wilson

OT: NYT article on Wisky QB Russell Wilson

Submitted by Don on August 26th, 2011 at 4:29 PM

Interesting article about Russell Wilson. I'd never read anything about him before, but he sounds like a good kid from a great family. Might be good we don't have to face him unless/until it's the conference championship game.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/sports/ncaafootball/new-quarterback-p…

Bielema ordered chop block on Mike Martin

Bielema ordered chop block on Mike Martin

Submitted by InRodWeTrust333 on November 21st, 2010 at 4:57 PM

From TheWolverine.com

After the game Saturday, Bielema said his offensive line -- which grinds opposing defenses into dust by pulling its guards and ramming them into linebackers downfield -- was prevented from pulling by Michigan. He used the word "tactics," which is coaching code for "holding," to describe what Michigan's defensive line was doing. 
"But we rectified the situation," Bielema said. 
When asked how, Bielema recalled a chop-block penalty that went against his team -- and took a touchdown off the scoreboard -- in the second quarter. Wisconsin lost seven points but delivered a message.

So yeah, he's a good coach, and Wisconsin was clearly the better team on Saturday, but this is just wrong.

http://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1155909