That whole Bret Bielema playing macho head games with Nick Saban thing… he wants you to know he was just funnin’, folks.
The thing is, I can’t figure out what’s supposed to be humorous about this comment:
“The reason the SEC is talked about all the time is one team, because of their dominance. But I didn’t come here to play Alabama. I came here to beat Alabama.
“You can take Saban’s record when he was at Michigan State and when he was a coach in the Big Ten and put it against mine, and he can’t compare.”
The only way that’s a joke is if you start with the premise that Bielema is an inferior coach to Nick Saban, and while I think most neutral observers would probably agree with that, Bielema doesn’t strike me as the type of guy who indulges in self-mockery, especially at a pep rally.
I suspect he wouldn’t have tweeted that if his comments hadn’t provoked the response they did, but, then again, he did it on April Fools Day, so maybe it’s the tweet we shouldn’t take seriously. In the meantime, there’s some fuel for the SEC Media Days fire, no?
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He should have doubled down. “I regret any offense but I did not come to the SEC to finish second” or something to that effect.
If he liked the Big Ten so much he had he option of staying there. You’re in the SEC now, Bret, time to drop the SEC jealousy routine. You’re about to find out why people talk so much about our league.
The part about driving his car was apparently a little jab at Petrino on the anniversary of his motorcycle wreck.
The douchiness in this one is strong.
Bret, who regards himself as the Dale Carnegie of twitter feeds while others regard him as Dane Cook, doesn’t take any shit when people are joking with him. The best he can hope for against Nick the Impaler is a moral victory like the one Lane had against Irvin
Bret can’t get no respect
About five down in that Twitter feed is this little reference thrown in as an ode to the Big 10: “Just had a lunch with Coach Broyles, heard great stories and even better advice. A true leader and legend.”
Wow! Great catch. He’s even more sarcastic than I thought because that’s not only a slam against the B1G, it’s a slam against Broyles.