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We make the most money out of any conference. Why can't we spend the most?
Or look to do what PSU did.. BOB was a SOLID (not GREAT), but SOLID hire. BOB will do good for the conference.
Also, the b10 makes the most money which is divided equally.. why wouldn't they spend tons of money? Because they're okay being mediocre??
Only PSU, OSU and Michigan make tons of money from their athletic departments. Plus what big name coach would go to Wisconsin?
When BOB was first hired, people hated it. He turned out to be a great hire. Wisconsin is doing something similar to what PSU did. They are going after a good up and coming coach instead of a bigger more proven guy. I don't really think they could have gotten a big time proven coach though.
The only concern about BOB was his recruiting ability, since he had never had to do it.
He's also recruiting and playing with WAC talent.. What conference was your coach winning games in before Florida hired him?
No one had really heard of him. He was famous for yelling at Tom Brady. He had recruited before, but only as a position coach. BOB coached in college more than in the NFL. He has turned out to be a great recruiter now, guy doesn't really have a weakness that we have seen yet.
That wasn't the only concern. He had never been a college head coach. He Ina's basically the same background weis had. Weis didn't fail because of recruiting. There certainly were other concerns with BOB other than recruiting.
You could be a little more wrong....... More years in college than the nfl.... Was George o'Leary not lying on his résumé away from being Notre Dames HC back in 03...
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Wisconsin was 11th in the nation in revenue.
Arkansas was 12th.
BornToBeRed said: WPS, just a head's up. We might be the most family-friendly board on the network, so take it easy on your normal wps-ness.
Look at the income though.
Jim Harbaugh the only above average coach on that list, at this point in time.
Decent hire for Wisconsin, but they will likely take a step back from the Bielema era. The Urban Meyer Conference needs to spend more money on coaches, Purdue sorta stepped up but you can't tell me Wisconsin couldn't get better if they were willing to pay.
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You can't argue with Buckeyes. All they care about is cache, which is funny since their academic institution has none.
What is up with the weird obsession Ohio State fans seem to have with Wisconsin? I never knew there was even a rivalry between the two schools until I came to this board
Wisky has been to three straight rose bowls.... OSU fans are having a hard time dealing with not being top dog.
The only people who think this is a joke of a hire are OSU fans. That should tell you something.
Utah State won 9 games in the 4 years before Andersen took over. He turned them into an 11-2 team, and did that in spite of BYU and Utah both being on the rise in the same state.
Umm, none of the news you're making nationally of late is anywhere near positive. And, btw, your bowl record since 2006 is 2-4.
Yes, I cry nightly about the lack of cache.
We used to be cool with them, but Bret was such a d-bag that it has colored our view of their program
Good hire, IMO.
I think he is a really good coach. Has done a great job at one of the hardest places in the country to win. If you think winning is tough at some places, try being the 3rd program in a state like Utah.
He may very well be a good coach.
My question is why wasn't anyone else after him? There were a ton of openings this year. Did Anderson interview any where else? Why was he Wisconsin's 10th or so choice?
It seems to me if this guy was such a great coach other programs would have at least shown interest.
First response was that it is a decent hire. I think there's arguments both ways.
After Bill O'Brien...I don't feel like writing anyone off as a bad hire. Give him a chance to prove himself. I'll be interested to see how Andersen does.
I thought he was offered at Cal, UK, and CU. Obviously that's not Bama or UF or anything, but 4 programs apparently wanted him.
I wasn't aware of that.
If that's true (and I haven't seen any indication that it is), it changes my perspective.
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