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Bret Bielema

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  • Did Nebraska just hire a Marc Trestman clone?

    Did Nebraska just hire a Marc Trestman clone?
    I figured Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst would move quickly. I figured he would hire a sitting head coach. Why? Because you don’t fire the reasonably successful Bo Pelini if you don’t have an upgrade in mind. What I didn’t...
  • USC might not face new Oregon State Coach Gary Andersen until 2017

    USC might not face new Oregon State Coach Gary Andersen until 2017
    The Pac-12 Conference got another surprise Wednesday when Gary Andersen left Wisconsin to replace Mike Riley as Oregon State's coach. Unless USC plays Oregon State in the Pac-12 title game, Trojans Coach Steve Sarkisian won't face off against Andersen...
  • Wisconsin will aim to hire 'another excellent coach' after Gary Andersen bolts for Oregon

    Wisconsin will aim to hire 'another excellent coach' after Gary Andersen bolts for Oregon
    The baddest athletic director in the land won’t waste time wondering why Wisconsin has turned into a farm team for other programs. No, Barry Alvarez has a job to do — and that’s to replace Gary Andersen, who shocked his players...
  • Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez will coach Badgers in bowl game

    Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez will coach Badgers in bowl game
    University of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez is returning to coaching for another one-night only. The former Badgers head coach has agreed to coach for Wisconsin the upcoming Outback Bowl after players asked him to. Gary Andersen stunned...
  • AD Barry Alvarez to coach Wisconsin in bowl: report

    Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez will return to coaching in a bowl game for the second time in three years after Gary Andersen left to take the Oregon State job. Alvarez will prepare the Badgers for their Jan. 1 Outback Bowl matchup against...
  • Saturday's matchup: Arkansas at Texas A&M

    TV/radio: 2:30 p.m. Saturday; CBS-2. Line: Texas A&M by 91/2. Records: Arkansas 3-1, 0-1 SEC; Texas A&M 4-0, 1-0. Last meeting: Texas A&M won 45-33 on Sept. 28, 2013, in Fayetteville. On the offensive: Bret Bielema has turned Arkansas into down-...
  • In college football's weekend, escape artists are featured performers

    In college football's weekend, escape artists are featured performers
    It was difficult penning this weekend wrap-up column without sneaking a glance toward next weekend. After a tip jar stuffed with payday games like Louisiana State versus New Mexico State, LSU vs. Sam Houston State and LSU vs. Louisiana Monroe, college...
  • Family at forefront for Tribune Silver Football winner Melvin Gordon

    Family at forefront for Tribune Silver Football winner Melvin Gordon
    Three words will dance in Melvin Gordon's head Saturday during the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York. You've already won. Gordon's father has told him that time and again, so it won't matter when Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota steps onto the...
  • Freshmen Lead Way

    Texas A&M relied on big performances from freshmen all season, and the Aggies' bowl game was no different. Kyle Allen threw for four touchdowns and ran for a fifth Monday, and Texas A&M erased an early 10-point deficit to defeat West Virginia 45-37 in...
  • SEC's West division has nation's (and pollsters') undivided attention

    SEC's West division has nation's (and pollsters') undivided attention
    The SEC West is truly remarkable. It is 90% dominance, which is to be admired, and 10% snake charmer. No man behind a curtain has worked levers more deftly. The Southeastern Conference's glamour division not only has five or six (or seven?) of the...
  • FAU eager to get back on track against Western Kentucky

    BOCA RATON — Perhaps now, having a chance to look back, the Owls will appreciate the timing of their bye week. They can reset themselves. They can restart their quest. They can still become a team that will contend in Conference USA. Their goal of...