Don’t cry for me, Fayetteville.

Eh, forget about hauling his offensive linemen over to Sam Pittman’s house to try to convince Pittman not to leave for Athens.  Bert’s in a better place now.

… it’s well-known that coach Bret Bielema was not happy when offensive line coach Sam Pittman decided to bolt and join Kirby Smart at Georgia in December. Bielema was so upset that he took a number of his offensive lineman over to Pittman’s house in an effort to get him to stay.

But now Bielema is singing the praises of Kurt Anderson, his new offensive line coach, who has spent the past three seasons with the Buffalo Bills. In fact, Bielema told me that he expects even better things from his offensive line under Anderson.

Within the quote, you’ll see a little dig at Pittman.

“I really went hard after Kurt,” Bielema said. “I felt our offensive line underperformed in some big games. We need to take a step up when it comes to technique. You hire NFL guys who can help you take guys from their weaknesses to their strength.

“We want them to play well against all levels of competition.”

Mmmmmmm, those sour grapes are mighty tasty.

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20 responses to “Don’t cry for me, Fayetteville.

  1. I didn’t think Bielema could get any lower, but there he goes.

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  2. Dolly Llama

    This guy is such a tool that he’s almost like a parody of a tool.

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  3. merk

    I’m just waiting for his wife to tweet about karma or something.

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  4. 3rdandGrantham

    Give me a freakin’ break. That’s like some beta or gamma male acting like a pathetic loser over his girlfriend breaking up with him, in which he begs and pleads for her to take him back. Meanwhile, she quickly moves on to someone more handsome, successful, and generally more fun to be around overall. Our beta friend then finds a new girlfriend some time later, and then rather conveniently tells everyone that his ex really wasn’t all that special after all. Matter of fact, she’s kinda ugly and he was getting bored with the relationship with her anyway, so the breakup was pretty much mutual in retrospect.

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  5. Go Dawgs!

    It really makes you wonder how Arkansas manages to get their offensive linemen to gain any weight if all they’re feeding them is sour grapes.

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  6. Irwin R. Fletcher

    It’s cartoonish but like in a way over the top, unrealistic behavior of a villian in a child’s cartoon kind of way. Reminds of a pouting, plus sized Destro from the 80s GI Joe cartoons…

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  7. What does Buffalo Bills have to show in their offensive line anyway? May be another Schotty.

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  8. Hogbody Spradlin

    They’re geniuses when they’re on our side, and bums when they aint.

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    • 3rdandGrantham

      That kinda goes for athletes too. I remembered when Barry Bonds was unmercifully booed everywhere he played, except of course when playing at home, in which the hometown S.F. fans loved him.

      When a Giants brass was asked why the S.F. fans loved such an abrasive guy like Bonds so much, he replied with one of the best lines in sports history: “Yes, he’s a jerk…but he’s OUR jerk.”

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      • Most interesting subplot as a Braves fan the last twenty years is how many more, if any, World Series championships they would have won if Jim Leyland didn’t throw a hissy fit in 1992. Braves successfully traded for Bonds in the offseason and would have likely locked him down long-term until Leyland found out and forced his GM to nix the trade. Admittedly, the Braves never would have signed Greg Maddux in free agency, but I wonder if that trade would have been worth it.

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        • Hogbody Spradlin

          I feel much better about the Braves now that I know they did things the Georgia way and did not trade for Barry Bonds.

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  9. Tommy

    Right because if there’s one thing NFL coaches love to do, it’s spend time teaching technique.

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