Originally Posted by dabvu2498
Bret Bielema last winter: "We at the Big Ten don’t want to be like the SEC—in any way, shape or form.”
I'd say Urban Meyer coming to the Big 10+4 changed all of that. His calling out of Meyer's oversigning players plus seeing the success of Meyer's first year in Columbus (plus Brady Hoke at Michigan) basically puts those two at the top of the conference.
That being said, strange hire. I don't see a Big Ten coach coming to the SEC and having success. It worked the other way around with Meyer going to the B10, but Arkansas fans are going to be sorely disappointed with a boring offense.
Barry Alvarez came out yesterday and said that he was shocked Bielema left and is considering coaching in the Rose Bowl himself.