Here's Proof It's a Good Hire

Mulligan

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From SI. Still trying to decide how I feel about this, but it is pretty funny they go to the coach most of us despise to get a Big 10 coach's view. The asshole gives a glowing endorsement, but not sure how much it's worth. (Will he run up the score now if he has a chance?)

"Played hard, physical, I was cheering for him all the way this year because I know him very well," Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said. "He plays a Big Ten style of football. Line up, play physical, play hard. He's a good coach."
He's had a few health problems in the past, including a bout with kidney cancer in 2005 at Southern Illinois. He also was hospitalized for dehydration in September, but returned in time to attend the Huskies' 28-22 loss to Illinois.
"He's a very true guy. A very, very good football coach," Bielema said. "He's won everywhere he's gone. I called him this year because I knew he probably wasn't paying attention to his doctor's orders, and I said, 'Please listen to the doctors.' I'm excited if it is true for him to come into the league. He's a tremendous ball coach."


Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/20....jerry.kill.coach.ap/index.html#ixzz17J4cnuhR
 

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Translation: Jerry's a great guy. I really like him and I wish him all the success in the world. From a football perspective, I'm very pleased he's coming to the Big Ten because I'll own him.
 

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Yes, he'll own him because he beat him by 8 points when Kill was at NIU. I don't understand your logic.
 
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Bielema's ready to gang rape the new Gophers, just like he did with the current Gophers. FML. I hope the world for Senor Kill as well but the U of M needs a miracle worker (and a new AD and president), not just some guy who is barely over .500 in crap football conferences. It's kind of funny, right?! Wasn't it just a couple of years ago we were ready to anoint one of the North Dakota schools' coaches after they beat us? Maybe it was in hoops. Regardless, nice that some nobody school beats us so we sign up that team's coach. There is not enough booze in this house right now.

That said, thanks for posting the link to the article!
 

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Translation: Jerry's a great guy. I really like him and I wish him all the success in the world. From a football perspective, I'm very pleased he's coming to the Big Ten because I'll own him.
Do you seriously believe this? Would he be saying the same thing had we hired his OC?
 

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It's a little hard to know what the context is but it seems like ButtB just threw in that comment about his health to be an ass. Nothing unusual there.
 

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Bielema's ready to gang rape the new Gophers, just like he did with the current Gophers. FML. I hope the world for Senor Kill as well but the U of M needs a miracle worker (and a new AD and president), not just some guy who is barely over .500 in crap football conferences. It's kind of funny, right?! Wasn't it just a couple of years ago we were ready to anoint one of the North Dakota schools' coaches after they beat us? Maybe it was in hoops. Regardless, nice that some nobody school beats us so we sign up that team's coach. There is not enough booze in this house right now.

That said, thanks for posting the link to the article!
Barely over .500 in crap football conferences? Wasn't he 18-6 in conference at NIU?

I'm not excited about this hire either, but let's be rational.
 

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You guys act like when he beat us it was an upset or a lucky win. His team dominated us the whole game and looked better at every phase of the game. In my mind having him coach our team is a MAJOR upgrade!!!
 

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I think Bielema's a bit of a rube, but he's a solid football guy and I'm sure he's happy that a solid football guy like Kill got the Minnesota job. I always thought the Bielema and Brewster brought the absolute worst out of each other's personalities and I'm glad those days are behind us.
 

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It's a little hard to know what the context is but it seems like ButtB just threw in that comment about his health to be an ass. Nothing unusual there.
Bielema has known Kill for almost 20 years. He says he is a great football coach and a great person. He calls him and tells him to pay attention to the doctors so he does not over do it and create more health problems for himself and he said it to be an ass?

You need serious help.
 

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I think Bielema's a bit of a rube, but he's a solid football guy and I'm sure he's happy that a solid football guy like Kill got the Minnesota job. I always thought the Bielema and Brewster brought the absolute worst out of each other's personalities and I'm glad those days are behind us.
Saying Bielema's a bit of a rube is like saying Michael Jordan is a bit of a basketball player.
 

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I think Bielema's a bit of a rube, but he's a solid football guy and I'm sure he's happy that a solid football guy like Kill got the Minnesota job. I always thought the Bielema and Brewster brought the absolute worst out of each other's personalities and I'm glad those days are behind us.
Exactly. The rivalry will certainly return to a little more normalcy now. From what I have read about kill, I don't think he is going to be calling anyone out at a pep rally.

I also don't think Bielema will be going for two in a weird spot anytime soon against the Gophers. I had no problem with the going for two, I would have preferred Bielema saying he did it because Brewster is a wind bag, but oh well.
 

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Always hate to agree with a Badger-ite, but what he says is true. I think the rivalry is going to become more respectful and, as a result, more fun.

PS--I'll always view the 2 point attempt as poor sportsmanship and I would have been pissed had my side done it to someone else, but I'm old. But I do wish it had made more sense if Bielema had done the Woody Hayes' "I couldn't go for three" schtick instead of hiding behind "the card." To me, it was obvious what he was doing.
 
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You guys act like when he beat us it was an upset or a lucky win. His team dominated us the whole game and looked better at every phase of the game. In my mind having him coach our team is a MAJOR upgrade!!!
By that token, I guess we should have reached out to the South Dakota coach?
 

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Exactly. The rivalry will certainly return to a little more normalcy now. From what I have read about kill, I don't think he is going to be calling anyone out at a pep rally.

I also don't think Bielema will be going for two in a weird spot anytime soon against the Gophers. I had no problem with the going for two, I would have preferred Bielema saying he did it because Brewster is a wind bag, but oh well.
So, from a Badger perspective: good hire or no?
 
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