quote:someone said the other day he is 8-12 against top 25 opposition. And in this thread the lack of wins against top 15 teams since '09 was mentioned. With the big12/11/10 not being that good, that record should be significantly better if "he can coach." not impressed.
the guy can coach.
How is Bielema not a terrible hire...?
The guy never turns out great recruiting classes.
In fact, he's so bad at it, he had to complain about Urban Meyer using "SEC tactics" when recruiting against him last year.
If he couldn't turn out a top 25 class once in 7 years of using the gentleman's rule of recruiting in the Big 10, how will he be able to field a team when he has to battle with the likes of Texas, A&M, LSU, Oklahoma, Florida, Bama, Georgia etc etc year in and year out for athletes.
He has no ties or ins with kids down here.
I think it was a terrible hire. He's proven moderate success in an effortless recruiting environment over a 7 year span. His job just got 25x harder and its happening with a program that's currently a dumpster fire.
I'm a Wisconsin fan but have always disliked Bielema. Arkansas won't enjoy this ride.
someone said the other day he is 8-12 against top 25 opposition. And in this thread the lack of wins against top 15 teams since '09 was mentioned.
quote:this makes no sense. everyone knew that petrino could coach offense with the best. it was his personality that was questionable and guess what, that concern was well founded.
I heard the same 4 years ago