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Bielema: "Was I shocked by his comments? Yeah. In this profession, you handle things a certain way. I don't know what he's referencing."— Josh Bertaccini (@RedZone921) September 21, 2015
What way would that be, Coach B? If there is anything Bielema is known for, it's decorum.
Bielema: If we start digging into what coaches say at clinics for motivation, it’s going to be a weird world.— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) September 21, 2015
Get motivated however you need to get motivated. For instance, next year, when it's time to play the next game at War Memorial, if you need to use a local blogger's column that questions your ability to properly motivate the team to play well in Little Rock, by all means use the column.
Bielema on Kingsbury: "We weren't talking before. We probably won't talk now." Indicates his comments in Texas weren't directed at anyone.— WholeHogSports (@wholehogsports) September 21, 2015
That's probably true. If Kingsbury's quotes were accurate, I doubt Bielema was specifically referring to Texas Tech. I think he was referring to the spread offense in general, which bothered Kingsbury because not only does he run said offense, but the vast majority of high schools in the state also use it. And since Kingsbury is the son of a Texas high school coach, he probably took it personally, and used it as a way to solidify his bona fides with recruits.
Bielema on Kingsbury: "You just play the game, you get done and you move on ... If that makes him feel better, then God bless him."— Danny West (@DannyWest1) September 21, 2015
If there's anyone who understands "just play the game and move on," it's Bielema. Except for Ohio State. He hasn't played them since 2012 and we all know how he feels about them.
OH HI THERE
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">As an Iowa senior, Bret Bielema confronted ISU coach Jim Walden after game: “it’s been a pleasure kicking your ass” <a href="http://t.co/G3pVZUeUWC">http://t.co/G3pVZUeUWC</a></p>— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/McMurphyESPN/status/646140533413314561">September 22, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Bielema says he's not sure if he said the "A-double-S" word at the coaches clinic Kingsbury referred to.— Andrew Hutchinson (@NWAHutch) September 21, 2015
Did Bielema really say "A-double-S"? Really? Kingsbury wasn't afraid to say "ass." Lame.
Bielema: "If that was an ass-kicking, I’d love to know what last year was."— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) September 21, 2015
This is a fair point. Arkansas did take a healthier, more talented team into Lubbock last year and destroyed the Raiders. But, unfortunately, few people care about last year right now. Especially early last year.
All this means is the two teams need to meet in a bowl game for a rubber match.
More Bielema on Kingsbury: "Come on brother, don't be so sensitive. We're talking about football here..."— Danny West (@DannyWest1) September 21, 2015
"If I've got to worry about what I said in July at a high school convention ... Come on, brother .. I believe in what I believe in." Bielema— Kurt Voigt (@Kurt_Voigt_AP) September 21, 2015
Bielema should know as well as anyone that any public comment he makes anywhere will be saved and used by somebody. Isn't that what they teach the players?
More Bielema: "As a coach who’s been in it for 10 years, I know better than to worry about somebody that’s been for a couple that are .500."— Kurt Voigt (@Kurt_Voigt_AP) September 21, 2015
This is probably the worst thing he said. How long does Bielema think he can sail on his Wisconsin record? He's 2-14 in the SEC at Arkansas. Odds significantly favor him having another losing season in Year 3. Meanwhile, Kingsbury is 15-13 at Tech and has Johnny Manziel's breakthrough on his resume.
Razorback fans should be upset about that one because all it's going to do is make people bring up Arkansas' paltry record over the last few years.
That's probably it for now unless Arkansas and Tech meet in a bowl game.