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Old Dec 4, 2012, 11:26 AM   #376
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^^^^ I would have been very surprised if Gundy left OSU for Arkansas. He is an alumnus and has built up a very strong program there. It would take a LOT to pry him out of there, and Pickens can counter any offer.

What the heck does Jones expect after he has been parading around two other schools looking for a coach? There ARE ways of doing this sort of thing with a bit more discretion.

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 11:27 AM   #377
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When Illinois or Purdue make a hire, this is just a chance for the media to ridicule. Should we have NOT made an attempt to land Sumlin? Is there something terribly wrong with Illinois if Sumlin prefers TAMU? Did anyone really think we were going to get Petersen out of Boise State?

This is the way a coaching search works. You take a shot at guys who probably won't listen. You go after guys who MIGHT consider your job. Then move on down your list until someone says yes. UCLA and ASU were turned down by multiple coaches. TAMU was trying to get an established SEC coach and settled for Sumlin.

So the bigger question is why the media have to play this silly narrative with every coaching search as if the AD is doing something terribly wrong when their first choice says no. Have none of these journalists ever been turned down for a date? Were they ridiculed when that happened?
I couldn't agree more.

And this Gundy-to-Ark. rumors are surprising unless I missed something about him being linked there.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 11:30 AM   #378
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Auburn: Sources close to the situation tell us Auburn's interest in Kirby Smart is very sincere. This one could play very soon. Update> Multiple sources tell us Auburn is working on an agreement with Kirby. Will update...

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 12:02 PM   #379
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Auburn seems like a pretty high profile position for a guy who's never been a head coach.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 12:08 PM   #380
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 12:10 PM   #381
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ :laugh:
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 12:35 PM   #382
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Kent State's Darrell Hazell top choice at Purdue, sources told @ESPN. Decision expected by Wednesday

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 12:44 PM   #383
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I dunno, Illinois got the up-and-coming MAC coach who had completely turned around a program. Purdue whiffed on that with Doeren, then whiffed on a head coach from another, "lower-tier" BCS conference to potentially a team that has won, what, 3 games the last two years?

It sure seems like people view Purdue lower than Illinois.
Nice try . . .
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 12:48 PM   #384
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Purdue might end up with a very good hire. What Hazell has done at Kent State is phenomenal, far more significant than what Doeren did at Northern Illinois or Butch Jones did at Central Michigan. Coming up the ranks, Hazell earned his keep as a recruiter. But his short stint at Kent State suggests that he also knows how to motivate guys. I don't know why his name hasn't been more prominent in the coaching carousel discussions.

The risk with Hazell is that he has never been a head coach, has never been a D1 coordinator, and only coached at Kent State for two years. But I guess that is a risk Purdue will have to take.

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 12:53 PM   #385
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If Purdue hires Darrell Hazell, you'll have Jim Tressel acolytes heading programs at Michigan State, Illinois and Purdue

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:01 PM   #386
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Bielema to Arkansas rumors afoot!
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:02 PM   #387
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BLAMO! :laugh:

RT @YahooForde Yahoo! Sports exclusive: Bret Bielema leaving Wisconsin for Arkansas. http://yhoo.it/TDY9yU More to come
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:03 PM   #388
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#BLAMO lulz

RT @YahooForde Yahoo! Sports exclusive: Bret Bielema leaving Wisconsin for Arkansas.http://yhoo.it/TDY9yU More to come
Thats the best news i've heard all day.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:03 PM   #389
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Whoa! That's major news.

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:04 PM   #390
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:06 PM   #391
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WHAT!?!?!!?!?
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:06 PM   #392
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I could no joke see Dave doeren already leave nc state and head back to wisconsin
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:07 PM   #393
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START CALLING ALL WISCONSIN RECRUITS!!

Call Keeler, Dooley and Ball right now! haha
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:10 PM   #394
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Let the meltdown start!
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:10 PM   #395
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Hahahahaha!!!!!
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:10 PM   #396
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START CALLING ALL WISCONSIN RECRUITS!!

Call Keeler, Dooley and Ball right now! haha
I agree that we should continue to talk with some of Wiskys guys they have committed to them now. especially Keeler he is like what? 6'7 280 OT?

revisiting some of Wiskys guys would be ideal.

Heck every other school does it why shouldnt we?
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:11 PM   #397
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:11 PM   #398
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Why on earth? Showing my Midwestern bias I guess, but except for money I can't see why you'd make that move. Isn't Arkansas' place in the SEC far less secure than Wisky's in the Big 10?
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:12 PM   #399
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Meanwhile, on the http://madison.com sports section..

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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:14 PM   #400
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BLAMO! :laugh:

RT @YahooForde Yahoo! Sports exclusive: Bret Bielema leaving Wisconsin for Arkansas. http://yhoo.it/TDY9yU More to come
Did a fist pump at work when I saw this.

Bielema is a coach I really don't like, and he's going to a conference I really don't like (and he'll have to beat Bama and LSU to get anywhere...#goldenhandcuffs)
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