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Friday, May 31, 2013
Gee: Alvarez thought Bielema was a thug

By Chris Low

Add first-year Arkansas coach Bret Bielema to the list of people, schools, conferences, religions and just about everybody else that Ohio State president Gordon Gee insulted during a meeting of the university's Athletic Council back in December.

You can hear Gee's remarks in their entirety by clicking here.

He didn't hold back on anybody, but he really unloaded on Bielema, who left Wisconsin to take the Arkansas job back in December. Bielema led the Badgers to three straight Big Ten championships.

"That was a blessing for Wisconsin, and they knew it because he was under tremendous pressure and they didn't like him," Gee said of Bielema's leaving Wisconsin for Arkansas. "Barry Alvarez thought he was a thug, and (Bielema) left just ahead of the sheriff. That's exactly what happened with him."

Wow!

Think Bielema and Alvarez have spoken since Gee's remarks went public?