Big Ten Coaches React To USC, UCLA

Here’s the reaction of some Big Ten coaches to USC and UCLA joining the Big Ten:

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald (pictured above): “Before I came back to Northwestern, when I was at Idaho, I actually recruited the San Fernando Valley, up to San Luis Obispo over to Fresno and then down through Bakersfield and Palmdale, so I’ve got a pretty good understanding of the Valley.

“We’ve typically had somewhere between three to 10-12 guys depending on the whole roster, I think we are at five right now from California. Absolutely, it’s going to help.”

Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck: “I look at everything through the lens of the University of Minnesota. We have a ton of living alumni out there on the West Coach, and now that Big Ten footprint is really stationed there for all of our alumni.

“I think when you kind of look at does playing out there help recruiting? Yes and no. I think it’s very different than it used to be ten years ago, where kids can live stream games, watch any game they want they have all the types of resources on their phones. But I do think it’s really positive for the conference and the league. We’re excited about it. It’s coast to coast.”

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz: “I just think about the travel coming and Iowa is going to be a home game for those guys (USC, UCLA) as opposed to going all the way across the country.

“But that’s what comes with breaking away from tradition, geography, etc. That’s just not part of that process. But I’m at the point right now, where really nothing would surprise me or does surprise me.”

55 thoughts on “Big Ten Coaches React To USC, UCLA

      1. Change is tough to deal with, especially us old farts.

        If I’m lucky enough to be here in 10 years, I hope I can look back at this and say I was wrong. It worked out for the best.

        Unlike Biden voters, I can admit when I make a mistake. 🙂

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      2. Biden voters in my area of Maui are pretty excited about gas prices coming down—they have from now until the first week of November to celebrate —cuz after the blowout at the ballot box Biden is gonna kill ’em from November to January….
        #….AndKeepGoingRightUpTillHeGetsImpeached

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      3. On Jan. 20, 2021, the average price for a gallon of gas nationwide was approximately $2.39. I’ll celebrate when it’s back under $3.

        It’s still $5.30 here. It’s hilarious how much Dementia Joe & team are whooping it up when there are still so many Biden induced dumpster fires to put out.

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      4. BTW, I love how both sides of the aisle are saying China does not tell us where we can go nor who we can visit. The only one acting like the weak coward that he is, is Dementia Joe.

        THAT is why Putin knew he could do wtf he wanted to in Ukraine. Jinping will do the same in Taiwan. Those of us with a triple digit IQ knew this in 2020.

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      1. “No —what’s YOUR deal?”
        #GreatComeBackByJim…
        #MailerDescribedThatKindaRetortAs”ChewingAnotherMan’sSpit”

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      2. So Cal,

        Biden and his clown staff, (sounds like uglie’s administration) are a joke. I was listening to the biden’s mouth piece, the press secretary, yu know the lesbo and transgender idiot being a question. The question was, what do you think about the recession. IT answered that the US is not in a recession. The reporter gave her the definition of what a recession is, whihc the US is in right now, and the village idiot mouth piece still said that the US is not in a recession. IT is taking orders from that baffoon biden who says the US is not in a recession. Reason that biden will back down to the commie chinks is because he has been bought by the commie chinks and commie pinko ruskies. I hope Pelosi goes to Tawiian and she is captured by the commie chinks.. If i had the authority and knowing that i was not bought off, I would say, keep her. Too bad President Trump is not the president. the economy was working, gas in Pasadena was around $4.10 because of commie fu##ing as####ole newsom. BIDEN IS A JOKE.

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      3. I never liked Harbaugh because of the way he acted when he was at Stanford but I’m starting to like him more everyday. He’s very conservative and he says what he believes despite having been threatened with being cancelled.

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    1. USC went from beating Stanford 42-0 in 2006 to losing to a 41-point underdog in 2007. Jimbo you definitely raised the bar and we haven’t forgotten.

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      1. In more ways than one.

        Michigan Wolverines’ coach Jim Harbaugh says he would raise baby for player in instance of unplanned pregnancy: “I encourage them if they have a pregnancy that wasn’t planned, to go through with it … Sarah and I will take that baby,” he said.

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      2. It was poor coaching. I do not care if it was Pete as he was prone to have weird coaching decisions on occasion. If you could not win with the recruited guys during that time then it has to fall on coaching.

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    1. Ed, Kamala can help you understand US geography just like she helps millions understand world geography. It would go something like this:

      “Northwestern is a university in Illinois. It is near a city called Chicago. Iowa is another university. It happens to be in Iowa. Which is a state in the US.”

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    2. Did you hear her introduce herself yesterday: “I am Kamala Harris. My pronouns are ‘she’ and ‘her.’ I am a woman sitting at the table wearing a blue suit.”.

      81M fools voted to have THAT one heartbeat away from the Presidency. LMAO

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      1. Not strictly accurate, So Cal — enough people voted for Biden [let’s say around 67 million] to make it easy to steal the election. Biden didn’t get 81 million votes —he got millions of harvested votes [“Hi —I’m here to make sure your whole family, living in the projects, votes. I hope you realize you’ll lose your benefits if you don’t let me help you fill out and deliver the ballots I brought with me”]……

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      2. The cover-up of the Biden Family’s illegal business dealings and Joe’s cognitive decline were election manipulation/fraud all on their own. We don’t even have to consider the ballots, as pinpointing the exact number is virtually impossible.

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      1. “Northwestern is a combination of two words. North. And west. And you put them together and, voila, you have a university. “

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  1. RIP- Tony Dow. (Wally Cleaver) – Great guy, tremendous actor, and a legend from the TV Series Leave it to Beaver. Great family TV shows like Bonanza, Father Knows Best, My Three Sons, and Leave it to Beaver are not around anymore and with that strong family values disappearing also.. Today, all kids want to look at is violence and as little as possible about family values.

    Thank you Wally…..we lost a great one today.

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    1. Funny tommyd, you remind me of Eddie Haskell, that sneaky little rat, a two-faced suck-up and a tinpot bully. A punk who stirred up trouble.

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      1. Eddie was a great officer —used to see him in the witness room getting ready to testify on DUI cases —great on the stand & a gentleman at all times.

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      2. Odd that we had guns back then, TommyD. But no mass shootings. Hmmmm.

        But let’s blame the guns!

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      3. Just rent,

        You remind me of of a person who just bleeds the system dry from federal and state funds. Wait, that is reality, you are a U Clowns Lose Again supporter.

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      1. Ha. [It got old after the about the one millionth time]….
        #…WhichIThinkOccurredInEpisode3….

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    2. BLM and Antifa…..they both have said on their websites that their goal is to destroy the nuclear family. But the NBA and the rest of pro sports supports BLM and Antifa. So I guess they too want to destroy the nuclear family.

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  2. Tom Brady back. Ownership doesn’t flinch in kowtowing to Brady to fire Bruce Arians. Arians frames it like that he was able to preserve his coaching staff jobs. Todd Bowles 26-41 career record.

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    1. MG
      What the conservatives need to start thinking about is how they are going to handle the riots in the streets if the repubs take back the senate and house back. They had better start making some plans because that is the dems game plan……”if we lose big, then bring out BLM, Antifa and all of the young college mush heads(as Rush Limbaugh used to call them) and hit the streets and do some real damage”. You have to stop that even if you have to start shooting people. If you allow democratic party mob rule, the people will be afraid to vote for the repubs in 2024.

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      1. Nothing much [in terms of saving the lives of hard working people of all races] is gonna happen no matter who wins in November —-which is only gonna make voters want Trump back more intensely….and no amount of voter intimidation [or bullshit prosecutions of him that get registered in D. C. but are overturned by the first appellate court reviewing them] are gonna stop his re-election in 2024.
        #AndThenComesAnElliottNessCleanUpOfTheCriminalGangs

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      2. parcelman007,

        What you said reminds me of the riots in Chicago, Detroit, LA, and other places during the 60’s. It is a simple solution, bring out the National Guard and show force. If the idiots start up you put them down like a rabid dog. Show no mercy. Then when the Republicans tkae the White House, the acting president needs to being charges against biden, pelosi, camel toe harris, newsom, schumer, maxipad waters for insurrection, aiding and abetting felonies ( helping illegal aliens), and waste and fraud of federal money. Have a four year investigation on them and and bring charges against them. Then you go after the leaders of Buying Larger Mansions and antifa and bring them in for rioting, and give them 40 years.

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      3. If and when that happens, Parcel, my wife & I will be sitting in our front yard like Mark & Patricia McCloskey letting them know it would be best for their own well being to move on.

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      4. Parcelman — As much as I understand the desire on the part of many people [who have had their lives seriously screwed up if not ruined —like Navarro, Bannon and Flynn) to inflict payback starting in 2022, I hope the repubs fix the economy, cut taxes on the working man and woman, close the border to illegals, restore morale in the military and make us energy independent again. That’s plenty.
        It’s time to put the American people first again. The Sicilian in me would love to see revenge….but the American in me doesn’t want to see the repubs do anything that keeps us divided & angry. And putting all those corrupt dems in prison WOULD keep us divided and angry —mainly cuz the whorish media would be pushing for it 24/7.

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  3. Scooter,

    I like Fitzgerald as the coach for Northwestern but his description of his recruiting territory was way off. When did the San Fernando Valley become part of the San Joaquin Valley and when did San Luis Osbipo become part the the San Joaquin Valley and when did Palmdale, in the antelope valley become part of the SF or SJ valley? just wondering.

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  4. MG
    You may well be right and I hope you are. I’m just telling you what the dems game plan is going to be if the repubs win big in 2022. The game plan will be to send out the “Brown Shirts” into the street and do as much damage as possible for 2 years and make a lot of threats as to what will happen if Trump gets in there again in 2024.

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    1. I know, parcelman. [But see my reply above —although I realize you’re 100% right about what the dems have planned I hope the repubs short circuit the cycle of hate and concentrate on rebuilding our broken country —–and, yes, getting the traitors out of government should be a top priority….but not through lengthy criminal trials which will be misreported by MSNBC, the Post, N. Y. Times, CNN, ABC, CBS and NPR].

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  5. Pasadena Trojan
    You’re right. That’s what they have to do. But will they do it, especially the part about stopping mob violence using any means necessary. I’m not sure.

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  6. SoCal
    Let’s not forget what happened to the McCloskeys. The law labeled them the thugs and the people who broke into the gated community as the victims. Welcome to 21st century america.

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    1. I remember quite well. But the most serious charges were dropped and they accomplished their goal…defended their home and themselves.

      As the saying goes: “Better to be judged by 12, than carried by 6.”

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      1. But how much did they spend in legal costs defending themselves against an illegal mob that was operating on private property? Did any of that mob get arrested? I don’t really have much sympathy for the McCloskeys. They were far left lawyers who contributed a lot of money to BLM and other left wing groups. All of a sudden, the left threw them under the bus.

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    2. Far left prosecutors have their marching orders from Soros —go after homeowners and business owners who try to protect their property rights or parents who protest decadent grammar school curriculum. [What Soros doesn’t get is, when you come between Americans and their kids or homes, you get more than you bargained for]…
      #AskGasconHowHe’sEnjoyingLifeInLosAngeles
      #..OrThatMotherFuckingIdiotWhoJustGotRecalledInSanFrancisco

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