Bret Bielema is none too happy with the arrival of Urban Meyer at Ohio State – especially after offensive tackle Kyle Dodson signed with the Buckeyes after originally committing to Wisconsin.
And he unloaded yesterday at his National Signing Day news conference:
“There’s a few things that happened early on I made people be aware of that I didn’t want to see in this league that I had seen take place at other leagues,” Bielema said. “Other recruiting tactics, other recruiting practices that are illegal. I was very up front and was very poignant to the fact. I actually reached out to Coach Meyer and shared my thoughts and concerns with him and the situation got rectified.”
Bielema didn’t disclose any details, though he had more to say about his conversation with Meyer.
He said Meyer asked him: “You know what the difference between the Big Ten and our conference is? I said, ‘No’, and he said, ‘In the Big Ten, everybody tells on everybody. In our conference nobody tells on anybody.’
“And that made a huge comment to me,” Bielema said. “I’ve been very cognizant of that. I encouraged our coaches to play by the books, to do things a certain way.”
My, those are big words he is using. Poignant. Rectified. Cognizant.
And he used two out of three correctly!
I have no idea what he means when he says “I … was very poignant to the fact.” Poignant, of course, is an adjective – which, of course, modifies a noun.