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Adam Hoge just made an interesting point: "@AdamHogeCBS: My guess is Gary Andersen won't have to worry about Barry Alvarez's shadow. Instead, he'll be compared to what Bielema is doing at Arkansas."
BA did touch on how it's easier to come 2nd after a legend, which is important to keep in mind. I have a feeling the Beliema/Andersen comparisons will make for some very interesting debates in the future... Debates I hope we will be on the winning end of
What does everyone else think?
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."
If there is any chance that ARK and UW face each other in a bowl game in the next 2-3 years, you can imagine that some bowl will try to make it happen.
There is no doubt that they will be compared. People might not like BB, but 3 in a row BCS bowls is nice. With all the players coming back and a good recruiting class, it might be hard if they take a step back.It would be huge if he can come in and not miss a step and UW makes it to 4 in a row BCS Bowls.
Also, I find it pretty telling the reaction from the players from USU to Andersen leaving vs. the reactions from our players when BB left. It's a little hard to compare because the way each coach left and the programs they both left are very different, but even so, it seems to me like Andersen had a much closer, father/son type relationship to a lot of his players than Bret did. The vast majority of USU players were much more upset to see him go vs. what I'm hearing/not hearing from current UW players... a lot of "he was the only one I wanted to play for" or "I came here because of him" reactions out of USU.
Maybe I'm reading too much into that, but either way just happy we seem to have gotten a coach who sincerely cares about his players and the program.
and I bet GA doesn't have time management issues during crucial games......
Bielema wins in a sausage eating contest hands down
BB likes his salad tossed too.
Logan is literally in the middle of nowhere--nearest metro of >300K people is Vegas (500 miles away). Players from out of state went there for one reason: him.
Do you mean just city over 300K? The Salt Lake metro area has well over 1 million people and the Wasatch Front area has almost 2.5 million.
Blah. Yeah, I mean besides Salt Lake. Really, what I mean is, besides 'being in Utah'--which is awesome in many aspects don't get me wrong--there's nothing forever.
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