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Looks like Barry Alvarez will hold a press conference tomorrow. I would imagine he's announcing he'll be coaching the Rose Bowl, or telling us who will.
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Evan do you know how the players feel about Barry? Is it respect or not?
If Barry has that was influence on the players, is there anything stopping him from calling recruits and calming them down.
if he were interim coach i don't see why that would be a problem but i also know nothing about recruiting periods.
I know even less then you
Just wanted to pop in and say that as a Buckeye fan, upon hearing the news that BarryA will apparently coach the team in the Rose Bowl, I'll be pulling hard for Wisky to win now. With BB as coach I was hoping for a curb-stomping ala what you delivered to Nebraska. I always used to pull for all Big10 teams in bowl and non-conference games, but stopped doing so for MichiganUniversity sometime in the last 10 years when their fans became just too obnoxious (hey, we all have our fair share though). The other team lately that I've enjoyed seeing lose on the national stage was Wisconsin, mainly because of Bielema.
While I always had a fearful-dislike/-respect of Alvarez because he made Wisconsin into decent competition for OSU (kind of replaced what Iowa kind of used to be, kind of), Barry, while gruff and not afraid to tell it like it is, never seemed to carry a grudge beyond simply disliking the competition because he wanted to beat them. I wanted to hate him but just couldn't - kind of like Schembechler or Paterno (pre-scandal). Since Alvarez is in Pasadena, I'm once again a Wisconsin fan for a day.
Good luck in the search. Purdue hired a guy with an OSU pedigree and tremendous potential. Wisconsin is the type of job that should command attention from just about everyone, but then you guys have a lot of student and coaching alums that may be a great fit too. Let's face it, Madison is not one of the very top destination jobs in college football, but it is RIGHT THERE at the top of the second tier.
You only leave Wisconsin to take one of those long-time top 5 or 10 program jobs
(like hmmm let's see - I'll not mention any).
Arkansas is NOT one of those jobs, regardless of the money. Hence, Bret Bielema = a$$.
Beat the Stanford Plunketts!
At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought.
Just about every publication you can name has said Wisconsin is the best College Sports town in the country.
If someone wants to go for the money it is likely not a great destination. If you want a great
experience as the only Div 1game in the State and thrive on College sports this is a great destination.
Iowa is nothing compared to what wisconsin is.
The Bigeddysprings is not a horse.
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