The Big Lead has a post on how Urban Meyer has basically pissed on the unwritten, gentlemenly B1G rules on recruiting, saying the Meyer used “illegal” recruiting tactics. Apparently what Bielema thinks is “illegal” is going after a recruit who is already informally committed to another university. In this past signing period, Meyer got recruits who had previously given (non-binding) commitments to Michigan State, Penn State and, you guessed it, Wisconsin.
In light of the turmoil in Columbus, it is hardly even fair to a recruit for Meyer not to go after him. Kids need an opportunity to commit to a superior program that has its issues resolved, than to settle for some second-rate, Mickey Mouse program like Wisconsin. The recruits Meyer got from Wisconsin probably wouldn’t have even considered cheese country if Meyer had already been in Columbus.
I like what Meyer had to say in response.
You’re pissed because we went after a committed guy? Guess what, we got nine guys who better go do it again. Do it a little harder next time.
While we’re at it, let’s look at how gentlemanly Bielema has been ON the football field.
I would say that makes you douchebag of the week, there Bielema.