Bert Bielema going to Michigan Practice w/ Mike D'Antoni & Butch Jones

Submitted by RED DAWN on March 2nd, 2016 at 3:54 PM

Bert tweeted this....

After early meetings & lift tomorrow with our players. Thinking about heading to watch an open practice tomorrow at IMG with the staff. #WPS

Mike Dantionio tweet at him....

Want to do lunch?

Apparently Butch Jones has nothing else going on in Knoxsville...

Mind if I join you guys for lunch?



March 2nd, 2016 at 4:10 PM ^

Demeaning himself. If you were a coach or player there, would you be more impressed by (1) Harbaugh on the field, changing how people coach and recruit college football or (2) Bielema, sitting in the stands looking in like the kid who didn't make varsity. 

Let him watch. 


March 2nd, 2016 at 3:58 PM ^

Probably to rub shoulders with media, IMG staff and coaches, and gain some good press bc they'll be mentioned as the only coaches to come along.


March 2nd, 2016 at 4:00 PM ^

How great would it be if the NCAA guys watching Michigan find no violations but then pop Arkansas for recruiting during a down period??


March 2nd, 2016 at 4:03 PM ^

If Bret's coming it's cause he's smart enough to know that watching one our practices he might just learn something and his pride (unlike the other SEC demi-god coaches) isnt too great to allow it.  And the offense he runs is similiar enough to ours (remember his talk last year regarding fullbacks) that he probably will.

Good for him if he does.


March 2nd, 2016 at 5:52 PM ^

He's INTERESTING.  His lack of filter is unique among CFB coaches.  It makes 100% sense he would meet his wife (who has no filter herself) while playing blackjack in Vegas.  He's exactly the type of dude who would actually show up in Bradenton and have some fun with it all.

Kind of under-appreciated through it all: he's a pretty good football coach.  Proven that over 10 years now at Wisconsin and Arkansas (which was in the total basement when Bret arrived).

The Toledo and Texas Tech losses last year were rather comical, especially considering the sideshows (talking smack about Ohio State's schedule and the Kingsbury feud).  But Arkansas beat all of Auburn, Ole Miss, Tennessee and LSU as part of a 6-1 finish, with the one loss by a point vs. Mississippi State.  That's not too bad.

Snake Eyes

March 2nd, 2016 at 6:44 PM ^

Guys love their fat jokes and I think one facet of the Hoke hate (see Oregon DC thread above) is that the dude was overweight and UM fans had to bite their tongues on many opportunities to make a joke about someone's weight.  Charlie Weis was the only dude that was fair game, because ND and he was way bigger than Hoke.

Now all that pent up frustration of having to take the fat jokes from MSU and OSU fans about Hoke can be unleashed.