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Any more it seems as though Coaching on the top level is all about the "here and now" and establishing a legacy that will mean something far into the future. Look at it this way, Saban never could beat the Bucks with any consistency and win it all with the talent he lacked at MSU. Miles pretty much felt the same way enlight of how Ohio State had things on "lock" during any time he could have headed up Michigan. Bielema saw not only what Urban can do with just a year under his belt, but what "could be" with Urban's ability to coach and how much of a visionary Urban is. I believe he despises Urban and Ohio State so much that it drove him to accept a position at a school which is part of a conference in which he was quoted as saying some very colorful things about (SEC) and "we're not like them".
Now, I honestly believe he is a decent salesman and I believe while he can get solid talent at Wisconsin, he won't be able to get the kind of talent that Urban will. Urban is on the cusp of getting what he wants to elevate Ohio State to a whole nother level.
Bret knows that in order to beat Ohio State now, he needs to go where he believes that there is a hot-bed of limitless talent...down south. He see's the success that Saban and Miles are having and "wants in" and wants to be prepared with what he percieves as a better Army when (or if) he has to face Ohio State again.
There are however a few issues with this line of thinking; next year Ohio State will build on a perfect season by winning even more and possibly winning it all. Bama and LSU have shown they are human not some "machine".
As far as Saban goes, he has done nothing more than used the same format he was using at MSU and people get wise, don't believe me...ask him about Kevin Sumlin and Johnny "Football".
Miles experienced the wrath of Ohio State while at Oklahoma State and decided to take his act to LSU, in the short term he beat Ohio State, but in the long term he knows he will have to face Ohio State...which WILL BE LOADED!
Things at Ohio State are about to be 2002 all over again, but add to it an element of consistently wanting to kick everyone's butt, not just Michigan.
Urban's legacy will be winning multiple NC's at Ohio State, and Nick, Les and Bret, along with others will only be able to stand by and watch whether it's on the opposet sidelines, in a press box or on TV. I hope they and Other's take out stock in Pepto, Tums and anything they need to "settle their stomach's".
GET THE BRONZER READY!!!
Love OSU, but it might be a stretch with Miles and Saban. (The world doesn't really revolve around the Buckeyes--well, except maybe on Saturday afternoons.) I get the sense that Bulemia left because Wisky is a cheap-ass institution. Someone else has reported how pathetic their facilities are, and just look at that basketball coach. I can't imagine they pay him what he's worth. (Doesn't Alvarez look like he could squeeze a shit out of a buffalo nickel?)
he wouldn't let his players pose in the Playboy All-American magazine edition, he said, "Cause you can't play football with an erection."
OP put way too much thought into this.
Why is it that you think I put "way too much thought into this"? Last time I checked I'm allowed to share my thoughts of what drives BB to do what he did. Much of where I came up with this idea was listening to various thoughts on College SN (SiriusXM).
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