Bret Bielema: 'That went out in a recruiting mailer the next day'
Posted by: Chris Vannini on November 28, 2012
We all know recruiting never stops, and you try to get every legal edge you can.
With Sports Illustrated naming Wisconsin's "Jump Around" as the best gameday tradition in college football, Bret Bielema made sure everyone knew that.
"It was good to see that. That went out in a recruiting mailer the next day," he said on SiriusXM College Sports Nation.
With the Badgers preparing for the Big Ten Championship Game this week, Bielema and the Wisconsin coaches are hampered a bit in how much time they can spend on recruiting. He broke down his schedule.
"It is pretty insane," he said. "We had a late game with Penn State so we didn't get home until 11 o'clock on Saturday night. Sunday is always the worst day, time-wise. You put the game to bed we just played. You've got to get the prep going for Nebraska.
"This week started up for the first time all year where it's unlimited calling for recruits, so we try to block off about an hour-and-a-half to two hours each night where we just can sit in front of the phone and call every recruit, call their parents, call their grandparents, their uncles, their aunts; anybody that's going to make a decision in our favor you get on the phone with.
"We didn't send anybody on the road this week because we're involved with a full gameplan. But all of our competition is out there, so us and Nebraska in the Big Ten are at a little bit of a disadvantage, one that we gladly will take, because we can't put any coaches on the road, but all our competition has a full mass of seven coaches on the road on any given day.
"It's a difficult schedule here for the next couple weeks, but it's one we really embrace, and we're thankful we have a chance to play this weekend."
You can listen to part of the interview by clicking here.
Recent Articles on CoachingSearch.com
Chris Vannini is the lead writer for CoachingSearch.com and has covered Michigan State sports for The State News, The Oakland Press and MLive.com. He writes a weekly column for the Detroit Free Press on behalf of SB Nation. Vannini lives in Big Ten country, so his foot speed is far from SEC caliber, but his pulse on coaches is hard to match. Be sure to follow @CoachingBuzz on twitter and send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org