For a guy who pushed the NCAA to adopt a substitution rule ostensibly over safety concerns, Bret Bielema has no problem reaching for a colorful analogy (h/t IveyLeaguer).
Bielema said Monday his defense, which was carved up by Auburn in the opener last Saturday, needs to take on a boxer’s mentality.
“When you’re a boxer and you see someone bleed, you want to go after that cut eye,” Bielema said. “I always used to tell players, when you see a guy bleeding — and he doesn’t necessarily need to have blood coming out of him — but if he’s holding his knee or he’s holding his wrist, or he’s bent over, or he’s holding his leg or he’s working his ankle out, go after that baby.
“When I was a wrestler and you’ve got a brace on, I’m going after your (expletive), you know? That’s the mentality I think that we have to establish.”
Just remember that hurry up offenses are even worse for your health.
Think you’re going a little overboard here, Coach.
“Minimum”? Hoo, boy.
Ordinarily, I wouldn’t think about wearing another school’s paraphernalia to a game, but I have to admit I am sorely tempted to buy one of these bad boys to wear to this year’s game at Arkansas.
Even the color’s good. Maybe that’s karma.
(h/t Tom Fornelli)
Nom, nom, nom…
- Jay Jacobs brings the heavy smack on the 10-second substitution rule: “The only health and safety problem with this rule is opposing teams’ fans getting mad because they get beat, and the safety of their coaches because they can’t stop it.”
- Final arguments from Northwestern’s NLRB hearing sound a bit conflicted.
- Groo wonders what sort of impact Greg McGarity’s pump up the jam initiative will have on the future of the Redcoat Band.
- What do you think it says that the Mark Richt spring speaking tour is making a stop in Houston, Texas?
- “O’Bannon economic expert Daniel Rascher estimated that a football player on Alabama’s 2010 team would have received $47,330 from live broadcasting revenue that year and about $190,000 over four years.”
- The Sporting News‘ list of top 2014 running backs starts with a name you might know.
- Everybody used to like Bret Bielema.
- Ted Valentine does something Penn Wagers can only dream about.
- 11 Alive has a little something on Chris Conley’s Star Wars tribute. (h/t Bernie)
- The director of the Sports Business Institute at the University of Southern California has some advice for people who are subsidizing the rising costs of sports channels on cable television: “The little old lady in Pasadena is going to have to suck it up.”