|BRING ME CHRISTY CANYON!|
This is pretty much the gist of this whole Urban Meyer/Bret Bielema fiasco. Bielema got engaged to Kyle Dotson. Urban swooped in before the ceremony. Double B ended up with Antoine Dodson…FO REAL. And now Bret “The Not Fit Man” Bielema is raging about it.
Now, Bielema has every right to be pissed off about this. I don’t agree with him going public with his discontent and coming off like a twat, but I see where he is coming from. This is the Big Ten. We do things differently up here. This isn’t the Wild West/SEC. There is an honor code up North. When a kid says that he is going somewhere, you don’t keep calling him. I get all of that and Bielema is right.
But what Urban Meyer did isn’t wrong either. I don’t blame the guy for coming in guns blazing (another Wild West reference?). He takes his “dream job” and wants to set the tone early and often. He wants to make a splash and establish the fact that HE is the alpha dog in the Big Ten. Meyer did nothing illegal (even if it probably is on the unethical side, it’s not illegal to fuck a guy’s fiance). The fact is that this is how things were done in the SEC. If they aren’t signed, they are still available. This is what Meyer is used to when he hits the recruiting trail. How do you blame a guy for being really good at what he does? How is that his fault if he doesn’t match up with your value system? After all, it’s worked out quite well for Meyer.
So, in essence, I think that both Bielema and The Heart Attack Kid are both fundamentally correct here with their opinions on Meyer’s recruiting which is weird since they are on complete opposite sides of the spectrum. Bielema needs to understand that with ELITE recruiters like Urban and The Hokester now in the conference, shit is about to get a whole lot tougher. The days of Tress and Paterno and monocles and glasses of milk are over. And maybe Urban, now firmly entrenched as THE MAN in the Big Ten, can sort of lay off the gas when it comes to stealing from his peers. While most mouth-breathing bucktards love this, it probably isn’t the best way to go about things and pissing everyone off on the recruiting trail is not the best first impression. It will be interesting to see if he continues to do it in the future. We’ll see, but I think that Meyer will start leaving other’s verbals alone in the future to avoid more of this similar bullshit. Take it from LeBron, being the villain isn’t easy or fun.
Feel free to talk about the PRACTICE of recruiting today, just not specific players. I don’t want that. Hop on your moral high horse and fire away.
But back to the title of this post, Urban and I got into a bit of a tussle via snail mail recently. The results are below:
My “stationary” is ELITE! I can’t wait to silence that smug prick on September 1st.