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Bret Bielema up now talks about winning the Big Ten championship game last year and that moment.
Bielema talking about players he brought to media days, jokes that Montee Ball has had a name change (was introduced as Mon-tay Ball), he returns as highest voting Heisman player from last year. Says he'd like to coach a Heisman winner.
Asked about new rivalry with MSU says competing against Dantonio's program at high level was a neat thing. "It was truly special."
Talking about Danny O'Brien "everybody is excited about him coming through, he's a great kid, real upside to Danny's situuation iis Kirk Phillips has come off ACL surgery and we have competition." Stave also in the mix.
Asked about OSU and PSU not eligible for title "It really won't change our approach.. It's something for the bigger topic to talk about."
On losing Casey Dean off OL due to injury (apologize if some names misspelled), talks about how Wisconsin's OL depth has always been there "We have guys who have never started a game who can play at that level."
It will be a challenge for us to find the 5 best guys"
Asked about poaching recruits "Look back at my tenure we've had several players committed other places ... if they want to be recruited, that will never change."
On recruiting PSU players "It is a very unprecedented situation ... I made the decision as the head coach that we would not reach out to any Penn State players."
Says he will be their biggest fan for the guys who stay there and stick it through.
Notes that he and Fitz are No. 2 for coaching tenure behind Ferentz.
"Neat thing to bring (3 new coaches) into the league and compete against new schemes."
Danny Hope is next up. He said for the first time since he's been at Purdue they return a really good football team.
Hope says Purdue will follow NCAA rules re PSU players and do whatever they can to improve their football program, also talking about 2 ineligible teams
"It may be an easier road, but we have to grasp the idea that you have to win."
Asked about QBs, "We are very fortunate to be in the position we are, we have 3 very talented driven QBs."
Says TerBush will be No. 1. Great that Marve came in and progressed as he was healthy. Henry missed last season, but is great athlete and tremendous leader. "We have a plan to utilize all 3 of those guys in different facets of our offense."
Anybody knows when Michigan State will be next?
On what it will take to contend: "We have to play better," also mentions turnovers, injuries and discipline.
When does Dantonio talk? TIA
Urban Meyer coming up now
"I am honored to be here representing the Big Ten Conference and Ohio State."
Says he is looking forward to starting camp next Friday.
God Urban looks great! Nice suit!
"I like our players. We had a conditioning test our players are telling me about. Our energy is high and we are excited to get going."
"SEC has been the kingpin with their success ... the Big Ten has changed dramatically. 8 of 12 teams are running a spread offense, 2 run option and 2 run pro set."
Dantonio goes at 2:15 eastern
Meyer says there is no such thing as a buffer year (i.e. no bowl this year, lessened expectations). Says will be different to have no bowl practice, says he will do some research on what to do in December.
"We will line up and try to win every game we play."
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