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.