Bret Bielema Ranks Ohio State 12th in Coaches Poll

December 8, 2013 at 4:35p    by Kyle Rowland    
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Bert

To the surprise of no one, Arkansas head coach and Ohio State pot-stirrer Bret Bielema voted the Buckeyes 12th on his final coaches poll ballot, lower than any other head coach. The next lowest placement came from Baylor head coach Art Briles, who tabbed Ohio State 10th. 

Bielema's history at poking the Buckeyes is well-documented. In his first season at Arkansas, he guided the Razorbacks to a 3-9 overall record and winless mark in the SEC. 

Mark Dantonio had Ohio State highest at fourth. Urban Meyer put the Buckeyes fifth. 


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unknownmusketeer's picture

Where did Coach Meyer rank Bret Bielema's team?

bigbadbuck's picture

Thats old bowl game Bert!........Oh wait do they have bowls for teams who finish 3-9?

Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. Football is no different, the guys down in the trenches win the games, not the coach.            

wpitt41's picture

3 wins in the SEC is about 6 or 7 in any other conference. Bert should be bowl eligible. This is a disservice to the nation!

“FOUR TO SIX SECONDS, A TO B, AND YOU GET PISSED OFF WHEN YOU GET THERE!” - U.F.M.

BuckeyeInOrlando's picture

I'm pretty sure they're playing the Gators this year in another all SEC championship game!

wpitt41's picture

The Karma Bowl by Tampax

“FOUR TO SIX SECONDS, A TO B, AND YOU GET PISSED OFF WHEN YOU GET THERE!” - U.F.M.

bigbadbuck's picture

half time show by the cramps?

Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. Football is no different, the guys down in the trenches win the games, not the coach.            

jBarnes's picture

I wish I could upvote this!  Nicely done Unk.

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”  ― Douglas Adams

Scott K's picture

Bring on the playoffs....where stupid fucking polls will mean nothing.

"There's a fine line between stupid, and....clever.  David St. Hubbins/Nigel Tufnel

OSU069's picture

What an asshole.

Oakland Buckeye's picture

ArkansasCoaching staff...

bigbadbuck's picture

the likeness is incredible!

Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. Football is no different, the guys down in the trenches win the games, not the coach.            

O-H I-O's picture

You make me laugh, Bretty.

 

"I don't motivate the players. I get them to motivate themselves. That's the only kind of motivation that's worth a damn." - Woody Hayes

otrain2416's picture

He was probably too focused with bowl prep to take that poll seriously 

Hovenaut's picture

I'd love it if OSU and Bert were to cross paths again.

Since Arkansas can't seem to get bowl eligibile I guess that's wishful thinking on my part.

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

TilstheHun3's picture

Let's all call Gene Smith and demand he schedule that P.O.S. for next season.

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?
 

Hovenaut's picture

(throw on that sarcasm eyewear)

But, but....strength of schedule.

Oh wait....Arkansas is a SEC team, almost forgot.

(removing said eyewear)

They just really suck.

"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

jBarnes's picture

You're on to something here - Let's drop that 2014 Navy Game and invite Bert and the boys up next August for a little test.  That matchup would fire up the Shoe!
We can call the game the Karma Bowl - I'm sure Bert would be up for this because it is the closest thing to a Bowl game he'll be seeing for a while.

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”  ― Douglas Adams

Bolt's picture

The day we convince an SEC team to travel north of the Mason Dixon line is the day Bert Bielema goes on a diet.

williamwhite37's picture

that's taking assholery to a new level ... or low

Bucks43201's picture

Eat a fat one, Bert. You're a real  man.
Thank you for posting this, 11W.
p.s. Can we please get Gene Smith in for an 11W interview, with the first question being this:

"Any chance on scheduling Arkansas in the near future?"

That would be awesome.

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

TilstheHun3's picture

I didn't see this before I posted above, my thoughts exactly...

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?
 

kmp10's picture

Bert doesn't have to worry about where the coaches rank his team. I'll say this though, ranking OSU 12th after last night still doesn't top Herbstreit ranking the Buckeyes 9th after the 2011 Sugar Bowl win... If Bert's an ass (and he is to the nth degree), what does that make Kirk Herbstreit???

pod2dawg's picture

I'm sorry Bert I can't seem to find the Razorbacks in ANY of the bowl pairings.

Haybucks's picture

Voting rights should be suspended when it's proven a person being paid to coach can't actually coach.  $983,333.33 per win pretty much says it all.

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
- Edward Gibbon
 

KingsRite's picture

Better yet...Sit on this Bret...You pork sausage! 

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

armybuckinva's picture

He has such a punchable face.  I can't think of anyone who would rank higher than him in my "people I want to punch" list.

Chris Lauderback's picture

Agreed. I have him #1 with Tom Crean as bridesmaid. 

AndyVance's picture

That's just silly. And I actually thought I might like/respect Art Briles for what he's done in Waco, but I guess that was premature on my part.

buckeyedude's picture

What's Porky Pig's team ranked? I forgot.

 
 

ScarletNGrey01's picture

New rule ... if you go ohfer in your conference you lose your right to vote in the coaches poll, as it demonstrates an inability to coach OR make good decisions.

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

Calgarybuck's picture

Bert Fired in 2 years, Divorced in 4, selling used cars in 6.

Oakland Buckeye's picture

Bieliema - elvish for Troll....

Doc's picture

Lick my hole Bert, you lousy piece of shit.

"Say my name."

Knarcisi's picture

Love the Bert Hurt. 

Knarcisi's picture

Art Briles also had his own team 4th, but us 10th, and Sparty 8th. What a piece of shit. 

Oakland Buckeye's picture

The Briles asshole is gonna get his - he is first in line to work for Dan Snyder & the Redskins - being reunited with RG 3.

williamwhite37's picture

even though I don't agree, at least Briles did it to push his own squad ... Bielema just proved, again, how petty he is. 

another-navy-buckeye's picture

So even in the coach's poll feelings interfere with objectivity. Not that I thought otherwise.  I respect Dantonio, he's coached Sparty well, you could tell they played a pretty solid game.  Him ranking us 4th on his ballot says he respects the Buckeyes.

DenverBuckeye

buckeyefanatic's picture

Bert won't have a vote in that poll much longer.

How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.

KBonay's picture

 I have a feeling this #karma will catch-up with him....

hansman's picture

I just ranked Bert last among all division one coaches.

hansman's picture

Seriously?? Can anyone explain this ^

buckeyerose's picture

OMG Bert Butt Hurt Lurks on 11W!?! 

Just win!  

buckeyefanatic's picture

Don't even ask about downvotes ... it only gives people more options to DV you.  I ROFL'd and upvoted though.

How many batteries does it take to beat Michigan football?   1AA
Want to beat Michigan? There's an App for that.

Edincostarica's picture

LOL! I feel bad for Arkansas. Bert's next job will be with Ernie announcing Pee Wee games.