Bret, being Bert

Never one to let an opportunity pass, Bielema takes the Borland retirement announcement as a moment to renew his argument against letting HUNH offenses run amuck.

“We have to protect student athletes to extremes we never thought of before,” Bielema told Sporting News on Tuesday. “I just read a study that said players in the no-huddle, hurry-up offense play the equivalent of five more games than those that don’t. That’s an incredible number. Our awareness as a whole has to increase.”

An argument to which Barrett Sallee provides the perfect rebuttal.

If Bielema is so concerned with the number of games, plays and how they relate to player safety, then why did he say this inside the radio/Internet room at SEC media days in Hoover, Alabama in 2014?

If the four-team playoff is a “good starting point,” then those two extra games—and potentially more extra games in an expanded playoff structure—are safety hazards, right?

Bielema can’t have his cake and eat it too.

Oh, sure he can.  Because Bert.

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9 responses to “Bret, being Bert

  1. Spike

    And what about that poor Hog QB he left in the game late last year that could barely throw the ball and hardly walk?

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  2. Win something of consequence, Bert. Until then, keep your mouth shut and try to get out of the West cellar.

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  3. Cousin Eddie

    I thought Bert was a football coach, not a politician. He sure sounds more like a politician speaking out of both sides of his mouth while taking good money for crappy work.

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    • Scorpio Jones, III

      Hell, Eddie, at least Bert’s product shows up for the game…which is more than you can say for politicians (except during fund-raising season).

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  4. Cojones

    Hope Bert and Grubb get a chance to meet this year what with Bert taking it easy on his “great” RB. Sally may regret his boastful words of Bert’s RB, especially when the poor RB is bedraggled at the end of the game and gets to see someone who is really great continue under full steam. Bert may have another misnomer penned on him; that of Bart, the Barking Spider.

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  5. Bulldawg165

    It seems like one of the biggest drivers of concussions, besides helmets which encourage head shots, is the fact that players are literally ALWAYS going full speed since they have so long to rest/recover between plays. The HUNH could at least reduce this part of the equation.

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  6. JoshG

    Seriously, Bluto. You’ve got to stop quoting Barrett Sallee.

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