The Big Lead is taking a look at college football’s most unlikeable coaches. Two Big Ten coaches make the ballot:
Bret Bielema (Wisconsin) Successful, runs a clean program. His claim to the title is entirely personality driven. No one likes a whiner, especially one unwilling to back up his claims in public. No one likes the guy who relishes running up the score against overmatched opponents at home. Two heartbreaking losses cost his team a BCS title shot last year. Few felt for him.
Urban Meyer (Ohio State) Why Urban Meyer? The duplicity. He’s the man of virtue who coached Tim Tebow. Ignore the 30 arrests. He retires from Florida to spend time with his family, yet is somehow a paragon of vigor when the Ohio State job comes available. He pledges to despise what college football has become and then enters the Big Ten on a rampage stealing others’ verbal commits. There was also this charming incident with a reporter and, of course, creating a nuisance for this couple.
You can vote here.
- Gordon Gee: Bielema Needs To “Get A Life” (dailybigten.com)
- There’s No Gentleman’s Agreement In Big Ten Recruiting (dailybigten.com)
- Bielema Angry With Meyer, Misuses Adjectives (dailybigten.com)