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Lou Holtz talks Notre Dame and more
"Lua alluded to you as being a builder and again i go back to the interview which you had here in the studio with us and the obvious question from a person when you They asked you about the rumors you going to. Usc and you said usc is one of the three best jobs. And i said wait a minute. I know notre dame is one of the best. What's the third best job. And you said the one that i get and it turned out to be usc but the university of south carolina. And and i'm just wondering when you reflect back about taking over that program. Why did you take over such a struggling program. And what is it is allowed. Lou holtz everywhere. He has gone to be able to build success. What i foresee a we will not arrive. I think we had three offensive linemen on scholarship is all we had. It did have a quarterback and didn't have a running back to his per se. But you know you grin there you you just you try to fundamental you. Try to do the things that we talked about. Just you know. Build build the football team. And i have gone to six different situations in college and never inherited a winner and went to bow game no later in the second year with matter of fact after going on eleven we finished seventeenth a country next year and beat ohio state in a bowl game following here i think we finished loveth in the country. Beat state again on january one. But it's not because guy it's Coach it's all about the people. If team i mean it's about coaches and players. All all really tried to play their road and believe that you can do something. We read great fan support in south carolina. We were below eligible this year. We'd basically accepted a bowl bid and then of course after a little probably had with trump said in my last football game we decided not to go to a bowl game. I would've liked to vendor micro in a bowl game and yet at the same time within hayes and i'll have the same legacy Last was in clemson was involved. Refer also that's not a great legacy to have necessarily but it's a good football team. Many people coming back in. Like steve spurrier command. And you know he. He's a guy that likes to win. And i think he can win earlier. I believe that in the bud by heart. I think he's an excellent coach. I think the players will respond well to them. And i think we took a the longest losing program the country and took it to a bowl game and he'll take it from there to the championship level when you talk about coaching today And i think about francs being fired after he won nine games and i think about the expectations that go along ty willingham of course sopa but notre dame in his first year wins his first eight and then what has happened to him recently as well. What are the expectations of football coach at a major program today. Well i've been figured that basically very very impatient but you know they. They want instant success. One instant gratification and want to go the top. That the trina goes to the university of louisville inherits a very very good football team. From coach smith went onto michigan state. Now goes between things that a tremendous job but You know feel air. And he has those great athletes. They have great success. Urban meyer. who. I hired at university of notre dame you know he goes to Utah has instant success and everybody sitting there saying well. Hey he can do it let. Let's go get that guy that can do it here that we can win immediately will You know having code having smith there your quarterback as a pretty good asset to have it set about where somebody also had success. And i am sure they they look at it and say well gee they came in and they were down and all of a sudden they one. That's what we want to do and everybody all the fans wanted to two things who's going to be the new coach and he will be the next quarterback i. It's unbelievable i. i don't care you. You want to become unpopular to hurry. Go for being the second team quarterback to the i team the anything too is if you think about it and i was thinking about notre dame just the other day what should be their expectation level and i know the obvious as well to win championships but if you look at the landscape of football today lou there's a lot of teams that are able to get outstanding athletes that don't have the same requirements to get maybe to get into school There's a lot of schools have reputations of putting players into the pros and what have you so having said all of that. What should be the expectation at notre dame today as far as their season and their teams year in year out when further. Joyce hired may at the university of notre dame. He said. I wanna talk to you about a couple of things. Basically not negotiable. These are not negotiable university. Notre dame we are need understand. This now isn't even before i was ever offered the job at you. Know we we. We will not redshirt. We will not take transfer from junior. College will not take a transfer from another school against need search chain core curriculum classes for years of english. Three years of math through calculus at center players are going to miss practice because of late classes or or or labs or tutors or things along that line. The players are going to live on campus. We are going to have great facilities. You have nothing to do with the discipline but athlete on campus We don't pay a whole lot You're not allowed to president of the university. Notre dame was the rule when say they gave the president rates once that they could give me a raise anyone on all that and he said with the we're expecting to compete for a national championship at least once every three or four years and I didn't find anything wrong with ed. And we did the head it. I think that should be their expectations. Not necessarily this year even next year. But i do think They expect Charlie wise to compete for the national championship. And i think he will. The same things are saying about notre dame they said about whenever procedure went there years ago. They said it. When i was there i remember my first year recruiting at notre dame. My aunt had us fifty eight to sixty year before. I got there in their last football game on national television and You go into a home to recruit a young man that have all these That have all these articles in there. About how Notre dame can't win anymore and the schedules to tough. There's all this. And there's all that. And i just don't believe that i i think you know. The sec schedule's pretty tough When i was at university dame might think at fifty four percent of games ever coach there were against a top twenty five football teams. But that's part of notre dame you play the best you know. We played washington when they're really good. We played tennessee. We played texas We we we played Miami florida played. Florida state You just that's just the way you did it at notre dame and I don't think it's any different now. I might be a little bit down right now but yeah. I think it's going to be fine but lou. Isn't it a little bit different. In the sense. That i used to think of notre dame and you probably going into a home where you know it was. I want this kid. The kid's gonna sign right there. It was like with john wooden at ucla. I mean john recruiting because everybody wanted to come and play for john wooden at ucla during those particular years but now the competition it. It's almost like well. We've got a pro passing program so if you're an outstanding quarterback you're going to go to this score that school i mean isn't the the mystique oh most of notre dame and not to their own detriment or fall but isn't it a little bit perceived differently today might be but i don't think necessarily it should be. I mean on tv every saturday. One time when i said notre dame we had fifty seven players active in the nfl. The next was penn state with thirty nine and third with southern cal with thirty eight But we we had to work hard. Recruit again we. We found uphill struggle. But here's the different. We could go to california and would we went after navigate. It was us usc or ucla. When would end attack between us. Texas tech today and you went into florida as a youth. Florida state miami and florida. You went into nebraska to be between you and the university of nebraska. You could go anywhere in the country and you would have legitimate chance to recruit the best athlete in that state but you would have to use the beat. The home state and you didn't always do that but when they start talking about well. Nfl i want this type of program. Notre dame's not a four year decision. Support here decision. What do you do in your football's over guarantee you're gonna play in the nfl with china education. You'll get what are you gonna learn. And are you going to be better prepared to go in there. You know i was watching Tonight on tv On some sports show where they had the ten major mistake officials made and one of them was grown bettas called tails and the guy said hatch. And i had to laugh because a whole time as notre dame the first thing i said the locker room before the game was we will call tales. We always called. This was a game. But i just think that You're still a forty year decision. Not a four year decision. You talk about the only thing that's going to change it from where you are today to where you'll be five years from now the books you read the people you meet in a dream a dream and the baby. You're gonna meet university in our day and they're going to be the ones that are going to be illness companies and being. Ceo's and they're going to be the leaders that those are the people you're gonna come in contact with and then you get him on campus. Let them talk to your athletes now. The guy that doesn't feel comfortable in that environment isn't gonna get isn't gonna fit well notre dame anyway and now there were always people that didn't want the discipline did want the the challenge. Academically didn't want to have to work that hard on their academics guy that they won't be interested in the university of notre dame necessarily but one thing i used to laugh about was you would read. You would read these top twenty two football players in america. What schools air considered and other day. It'd be listed on about eighteen oven. Maybe seven of them. We were recruiting because we couldn't get in school academically. But they would always put notre dame was one of their schools Florida not because it made them look good so to speak and I think notre dame will get back. I really do because it's a national school a special school. One of the thing that i think is the lou holtz legacy when it comes to football in. It's almost like parenting. In a sense. You mentioned about urban meyer. I think a barry alvarez a host of other coaches you must feel awfully proud of the the legacy of lou holtz from the coaches that went on from underneath year wing onto other programs either as assistance or successful head coaches as well. I've always felt that. I learned this from woody. Hayes have an obligation to prepare your coaches to become head coaches. I'd always explain why we did things and how we did it. the philosophy at center. I think we've made it look simple that everybody would come in and they go. I can do that. I wanna be head coach. But i went down. Visit very alvorada in preparation for the bogue. Gabi speed come down and one time we had about. I don't know maybe a sixty some former graduate assistants were either in major college or professional that had been graduate assistant said many people gone on u. p. care coach for me at the university of arkansas. We we started him out You know monte kiffin coach for him in the defense coordinator tampa bay et cetera. Just you know it's just so many coaches you enjoy it and that's one of the reasons why you wanna talk to me. Now's not because. I prepare them but because of the contribution they made our success but not mind. There's there's their contribution to my success is far greater mike. Entre bution to there's
Wisconsin-Purdue game off amid Badgers' coronavirus outbreak
"Game in the big 10 is cancelled because of covert 19. For the second week in a row. The University of Wisconsin Badgers football team has had to cancel its scheduled a game because of an outbreak of covert 19. Last week, the Badgers game scheduled against the Nebraska Cornhuskers got called off. And today Wisconsin cancelled its scheduled the game versus Purdue that was marked to be played this coming Saturday. The Badgers have 27 active cases of covert 19 on the team. 15 student athletes, 12 staffers, Wisconsin's athletic director Barry Alvarez said. We have seen a level of improvement in our testing numbers, but not enough to give us confidence to resume normal activities and play our game Saturday, he said. We will continue to test regularly take the proper health related precautions and look forward to getting our team back in the field as soon as possible. Jared
Wisconsin won't play Saturday's game against Purdue due to COVID-19 cases
"A college football team gets cova cancelled again or the second week in a row. The university of wisconsin badgers. Football team has had to cancel schedule the game because of an outbreak of covid nineteen last week the badgers game scheduled against the nebraska cornhuskers got called off and today wisconsin cancelled its scheduled game vs purdue that was marked to be played this coming saturday. The badgers have twenty-seven active cases of covid nineteen on the team. Fifteen student athletes twelve. Staffers wisconsin's athletic director. Barry alvarez said we have seen a level of improvement in our testing numbers but not enough to give confidence to resume normal activities and play our game
Athletic director: Wisconsin has 22 positive COVID-19 cases
"In the Wisconsin Badgers football program is growing, athletic director Barry Alvarez told ESPN College GameDay this morning at 22. People have now tested positive up from 16 yesterday. Alvarez also says there have been discussions about shortening a 21 Day waiting period. Players who test positive. I think several athletic directors have looked at that number. Andi thought it was a little high, but none of us are doctors. It's not our decision to make. It's that's for our medical professionals to make and I'm sure we'll take a look at the school will decide by Tuesday whether or not to complain next Saturday against Purdue that
Wisconsin's game against Nebraska canceled with Badgers unable to play due to COVID-19 protocol
"Football was back for the Badgers, at least for a week. The Badger football team canceling its upcoming game against Nebraska this Saturday. Have your a dozen people associated with the team tested positive for covert 19 that includes the head coach. W Tym Jay's Greg Matic about about 100 guys on the team and your coach is as well and the threshold to Because the game to be postpone or canceled is in that 5% area. So you're talking about 56. Maybe seven guys so looking at the game against Nebraska that seemed to be in question from the start, head coach Paul Chryst and the athletic director Barry Alvarez said to address the media three o'clock this afternoon, however, as was on Wisconsin's afternoon news last Friday, you may recall And at the time, he said, Getting through the season would be a challenge will play. There's no guarantee we'll get through this season will get a fraction of our TV money one way or the other, but you know we're going to be hit really hard. Even if we play nine games will still lose in the proximity of 50 to $60 million. The game on Saturday will not be a forfeit. It will be considered a no contest with
"barry alvarez" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"I remember she danced her way over to Maine for days. Sure. Every once in a while, you want to influence somebody, you throw Ulises Systems grand out there in the next you know, Sushi appears my spider danced it over to you. Spider dancing was fun. That was our big red barn out in Hobart, Indiana. Beautiful apple Orchard. That was a fun wedding. Well, there's no bigger band that I ever saw that Adam Delvin sweating 45 piece Band of the The Brass section was unbelievable. 45 minute Hora too. There's about three hours of an hour. It was amazing. I thought I lost £27. When I was dancing that night. I thought we're going off to college. So son's wedding was a fun wedding. So there you go. You had a ball there. See, you had a good time. There's a way you could think of the chain a good time at But I'm just telling you Unless it's an amazing couple. I'll send a really nice gift and I'm out. Some people guy aren't sociable in that type of function. You know, that's a specific type of social ality that one needs and you, you may not be geared for that type of socialist stuff. Once you're done, you know what I'm saying? I know what you mean. E stolen? Yeah, I could have a conversation with a rock. Well, I enjoy interacting with all kinds of different people. I just don't enjoy the whole Here's your salad. It's 10. 30. We've gonna have soup coming up at 11. 30 and you're going to get a steak at 12. 30 and then we're going to pizza out at 1 30 in the morning like Stop. You really are an old man. Does the rock ever talked back by the way? The rock does talk back. Occasional rocket is a rollaway can't makes a good point. It's stuck. Speaking of weddings, go back and read the ringer like a week ago Or maybe two weeks ago. The ringer and this is what I like about the ringer that they have fun takes on stuff like fun columns they wrote. An article about the making of the football scene in Wedding Crashers, which is the best scene in the movie. We know an awesome It's so great and it is like it's a fun way to relive that scene into Read about it. So the ringer I think it was like last week or the week before. I would encourage you to check out the live red seven red seven hat round way All love that you're talking about. You know, that was his answer was. What do you mean me? Hot route? Just come up in line over there. Crab cakes and football. That's what Maryland does seem a little tense. The sweat sock that I was sweating in around the football game was stuffed in my mouth and duct tape did place Movie's amazing football season football scene is great. Phenomenal. What do you have on your shelves? We have. Barry Alvarez Thie idea, Wisconsin at one. We'll see what he thinks about the college football realistically pulling off this season. It's going to be a monumental feat. If they do, I think Talk about Jack's Warburg's comments and stuff like that. So Barry Alvarez at one Scott Market at 1 30 to update the Nomar Mazara situation in one final tune up for the White Sox and the Cubs before They put the ball in play for riel on Friday night, talk some more about the odds and what we can expect from the MLB season. What else? We have Johnny Tate's news, which isn't good, you know, it's starting to think there's no way the Hawks are gonna pull this off today might be better. You know, one in 12 then I'm sorry. One at 8 12.5% chance to land LaFraniere. So all that, by the way, Scott Merkin. I mean, he's gonna work more today than Randy hasn't a deck without a doubt. He's on my TV show today. He's doing your show. He's covering the White Sox and this guy is a busy man. He's the Merkin that work marking that works, Baby. He doesn't know that before, Capt. Come on, You're better than that. Take that right. Only have a give away. We've got to now one but two T shirts. We've got Sylvie strong T shirt, and I hope everybody has bought their Sylvie's wrong T shirt to support the V Foundation and have it. Mike Norris passed them out. It might bought a bunch Mike that like no joke like 1000 dollarsworth And Mike is passing about these shirts dot com. Right? Come and get this t shirts, obvious shirts back via shirts. Dotcom. Thank you, Marc. Obvious shirts that time So we have a Sylvia Strong T shirt and We have a cake Life. Carmen and your co in the armchair Nutrition is T shirt to give away that we had these for like a year, and we all signed it, including Danny, the armchair nutritionist. Am I a bad guy Because I got my service drug shirt. It's 67th and Stoney Island from a guy that was selling them on the corner, those long as somebody bought him as long as it's going to the V Foundation had been the counterfeit ones. You didn't say so be strong. They say Salvi strong it says s I l V. I e strong. It's not God. Sylvia so strong, So we have two T shirts to give away with some trivia that will do later. And you know, we're just going to have fun. That's what we do like at weddings. We have fun, and by the way, I would like to announce that after I get done with TV about two o'clock today, I am available to fix people's Internet. I don't have any idea how I got back on the somebody else. Technical difficulties can happen over there. Yeah. Sometimes it happens. The WiFi goes a little sour just for a little bit. You get a blip It takes about 10 minutes to recover. Sometimes I just started hitting buttons on this Xfinity thing. And next thing I know I was back. There you go. So you guys have a great show guys will talk to you tomorrow, by the way Cross that brought to you by the Hawthorne race course. Download the epic club Hawthorne app. Jack. Have a great day. Carmen York are next. Thank you getting Chris. You're listeningto.
"barry alvarez" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"That's all sports desk here's great math six March thirty at the NC double a granted spring sport participating student athletes another year of eligibility the move university of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez was not in favor of I think there was an overreaction by the NC two eight giving everyone that your eligibility well that creates a lot of problems it's more complicated than that as far as numbers then they've got another group coming in a server so we those are all discussions that we've had as a league so we're consistent in how we handle things on campus the university will not extend waivers to seniors who spring season was compromised due to corona virus the decision affects thirty five spring at sports student athletes on campus the Milwaukee Bucks have up and running an emergency relief fund for part time employees at Fiserv forum the fund will also assist part time employees at Menominee nation arena the home of the Bucks D. league affiliate the Wisconsin herd so far the boxer provided five hundred thousand dollars of financial assistance to part time employees and an additional five hundred thousand is on a what the way through the fun and one month after canceling the remaining games on its schedule the XFL suspends operations it lays off employees the future of the eight team league is in question Hey Greg are you getting tired of all the crazy rumors like with Major League Baseball at first I thought they're kind of interesting but now they're just really really annoying me like I mean they're gonna do realign the divisions according to one rumor in the grapefruit league will be a league in the cactus league will be a league and I get that out of here that's just nuts yeah you got because what you pay attention to I mean some stuff as it is attributed to sources but the league itself is not really come out and said here's our plan but what I do think it's an indication of is that the league whether it's the NBA or Major League Baseball they're discussing everything because they really have no idea what this is going to the end of what the season will be able to pick up so I mean I I get that those conversations can happen until the league's actually comes out says here's our plan moving forward I think everything else is that's good for sports talk radio and what not but maybe not wrap your arms too tightly around it but keep it private I mean Adam silver the NBA have kept it locked down and we've had several guys from the box on the show including the president and they've kept it locked down they're not doing all this crazy stuff no they're holding off till may before they have any sort of updates that I don't even know that decisions will be made by then or in the month of may but Adam silver did say about a week ago we're holding off on everything until may all right great thank you very much Hey we're gonna switch gears here let's open up the phones let's just pretend for a moment that tomorrow we woke up in the lockdown the state home mortar was gone and we are assured of being safe okay it's not gonna happen but let's pretend it it's happening tomorrow we're completely safe and restaurants are open ball parks open nursing homes are open restaurants everything's open what is the first thing that you would do what are you doing tomorrow if we're free to do whatever we want eight five five six one six one six twenty eight five five six one six one.
"barry alvarez" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Back to WTMJ conversations on Jay sort we continue with Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez and his journey to becoming a football coach that changed you W. from an also ran into a perennial big ten contender the move to Madison came at the tail end of one amazing year and Alvarez's life let's now go back thirty years to the calendar year of nineteen eighty nine which was a banner one for you many ways it starts literally with the winning a national championship at Notre Dame I mean from nineteen eighty eight when when that Fiesta Bowl and then the very last day you take the job here take us there in that point where you realized okay my opportunities here yeah well we won the national championship in after the game I remember cultural saying that I want to talk to you need to talk you come to my room so soon as we got back from the game went down talk to Mrs what do I have to do to keep you here I said coach I'm not going to a place but give me more responsibility I'll get a head coaching job I've been offered jobs at your but always based everything on my family had a daughter was going to finish up by school I had one it was a freshman in college so I do want to pour out her senior year so it's almost a one more year till she graduates my son will be just starting it will be just starting junior high and they'll be good timing for me but I said give me more responsibility so we run a half the team down I can not much more I can give you as well teach me how to be a head coach gave me opportunities that most to sit systems would have get me ready to be a coach and so that's why we went into the season I had opportunities to talk to a number of athletic directors and administrators with the jobs that were open that Richter contacted me right away they made a quick decision on what they're going to do here Wisconsin in in I had a very good interview he stayed in contact with me and I remember telling him I I felt like I was going to get the job but I think you know they're there Pat was just being very thorough and everything he was doing and I I remember telling him the week of the of the origin of the orange ball game I said coach Pat listen if you're gonna hire me do it before the game because you know we'll get so much published you really give me a jump in recruiting I have starred in recruiting because we're way behind and he said well I I've gotta you know I've got to get permission from athletic board this and then the other I don't know if I can do I said well if you think you're going to hire me let me know the day before the game I'll leak out leaking to the press so that's kind of what happened so any out the more the night before we're having our final meeting or the game my father was was at the game with us he was in my hotel room came down to only fat records on the phone want to talk to me is the common right after the meeting and so that's when I found out it was offered the job and make sure that they had the TV announcers at that information for the next night so many opportunities came your way during that period of time yes you sort of have to win the job itself but you could have you pick one Wisconsin well you know I recruited up here I had the top two players in the state committed already for Notre Dame I just felt like and I said it was I thought it was a sleeping giant going in I like the fact there's one division one football school in the state I thought they played good football the best players were leaving the state and I've had my eye on this on this job and I really felt that I had a grasp of what had to be done first of all how do you keep the players at home I was going to the Rose Bowl that year they had eleven players in the two D. from Wisconsin Michigan had some players from Wisconsin Notre Dame we have some players from Wisconsin Nebraska it's in Wisconsin player so they're leaving the states of the best ones could you know the best ones can play for anybody you have to keep them at home you have to win I'd win over the high school coaches I thought I had a good relationship with them I felt that I could do that had a good plan to do that I self Pat in the leadership of of Donna it if the university and Pat would give me the support support that I needed and I knew I could put it put together a good staff the staff they could recruit so you know I I knew the big ten had coached in the big ten I recruit the Midwest for Michael college coaching career so I was very familiar with it felt very comfortable with it and this is the one that I you know I really have my sights on next on WTMJ conversations the defense is on the field.
"barry alvarez" Discussed on Izzy and Spain
"Radio is presented by progressive insurance benefits. Sarahspain Jason Fitz as much as big names. Barry Alvarez, if you been a college football fan for a long time, you know, that name longtime Wisconsin football, head coach legend now, Wisconsin athletic director comes out. Speaks out. Gordon geeze the chancellor at Ohio State speaks a is the president of how state speaks out, and you know, you've got you've got speaking out from big name brands about the problems, but those aren't people in power to change them. So it gives it West Virginia was it Ohio State at West Virginia now, but they don't have the power to miss, and there's there's big names. They're strong voices. There's a lot of them, and as we know more and more not just for your social media. But just in general when these conversations start going when the ball starts getting rolling down the hill. It does make it more difficult for the people who are in charge to continue to say, we're not interested. So even if I don't think this is something that's going to happen anytime soon in part because we saw the CFP executive director, basically say, yeah, maybe we'll start talking about this at the end of the SPN twelve year contract. And we heard when the committee came out with the final playoff rankings a quick note yet, we're not talking expansion in this group. We're hearing from the right people to to put the foot on the brakes. But that doesn't mean that it's going to be easy for them. As that ball keeps rolling to just say, no, no, no. We're not interested. I it is a great point you make about the right people. Because as I just said, Barry Alvarez athletic director was kansin. And he comes out and says, hey, it's time to take a look at it. Let's remember Jim Delany when when he was asked about expansion was pretty adamant on where he wanted that to go when he said, it's not something they were looking at at all is expansion on the horizon, or at least in serious conversations are thinking to live in well with the media and that sums it up. Then I mean, we knew what we did. We did a long-term arrangement. We knew the people left out, and you're disappointed when you left out sort of how you handle your disappointment. Yeah. So, you know, an athletic director within the big ten it's cute that he's talking about it. But the big ten commissioners telling you they knew exactly what they were doing now. Sarah, the proposal of the that has. Been laid out is for eighteen playoff with five. The the power five conference champions each getting an automatic bid. And then to at large bids, and then the one group of five big guaranteed. So in that system UCF would be guaranteed the opportunity to play in the playoff and each of the conference championships will go in and conference championship games would be eliminated as part of this process. So you would lose what we just saw things like Alabama, Georgia and West Virginia versus Oklahoma. You'd lose those games. But instead, you would get sorry, Texas, Oklahoma, you would see you. And instead, you playoff games from these teams. So it's a proposal. I just hate it. I mean, if we're gonna go to eight teams, all I wanna see are the best. I have no problem holding one spot for for group of five..
"barry alvarez" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"So I was surprised at Gordon bead is someone who has said, you know, the little sisters of the poor comment about TCU and the path is going to bat, really. Hard for you, see us and Barry Alvarez going to bat for us. So I think the UCF element to this. I think surprised me because it added I it kind of informed the reasoning for berry and for others to support in eighteen playoff versus a six teams kind of coffin is. Or, you know, slow expansion. I think that UCS the last two years it made a case and they've backed it up and they've tried to keep themselves in the conversation. And I think that they've actually convinced some people that if you're gonna fan, you should have a stopper five camp. So yeah mean, you you clearly as you're saying UCF is is certainly what everyone is talking about. So let's let's talk about what happens. Now, we all know the way this works. The college football playoff has a contract with ESPN. And we also know that they they usually meet at the time of the national championship game. So is that the next step at least formally and. Informally? What do you think is going to be going on between now and January seventh? Yeah. I think that is the next step. You know, the president will meet they will meet in conjunction with the in conjunction with the commissioners and Jack floor Beck Notre Dame's athletic director, and they will have conversations they haven't had those formal conversations in those pets of meeting yet. So I think that is the next step, especially if there are people in that room or around that room who really wants us to be looked at in time for twenty twenty in the mid point of that contract conversation need to start now. Because as even though, and I know we all know, you know, you throw out a proposal for a format, but there's gotta be a ton of conversations that happened after that kind of compromise half after that before you can even go about implementing it because if you know, you'd be kind of starting from scratch, and they're they're different ideas and things and models that people support. But yeah, the first step is really just getting in a room and kind of having a mandate to even look at them. And so I think, you know, these informal conversations have spread and have been with very influential people. I. Yeah. It's pretty obvious that the Bill Hancock had enough of that conversation. Oh, she's back. Nicole? We lost you for a second. I wonder I I know that he SPN has an agreement with the college football playoff committee. But I didn't I didn't know Bill Hancock had control over this show. I'm sorry about that..
"barry alvarez" Discussed on Around the Horn
"Expansion is inevitable. Barry Alvarez, it's an appropriate thing to start thinking about Bob BOS be all this from the coal. Our big piece in the. Pick up with SEC favouritism and UCF stream in some informed. Commissioners presidents eighties ready to talk eighteen playoff. That's how short Mandel described it Sarah Spain, I to you is now the time for an eighteen playoff. Well, if you ask to see a P executive director Bill Hancock, he'll say the time is near the end of ESPN's twelve year contract, but most everybody disagrees, and so do I we're about to be at the halfway Mark. And you'll have all six of the semi-final bowls having hosted an equal number of times. That's a perfect time to make the transition into a new format, though, what I've seen floated which would allow for the conference champions of all the power five the best team from the group of five and two at large is not the direction that I would go even though I understand that's best for ratings. I think you'd take the best eight teams and allows you bigger field and viewer complaints. You got the best thing. Okay. And how do you choose those best teams I won Sarah Spain. And how do you not can guarantee that the nineteen isn't happy? That's what questions I would ask Israel. Good Sierra warning join in here. I mean, are we going to do this every single year until there's eight teams? Yeah. I mean, look if you especially this year when you're talking about where the favored is such a heavy favourite that there is no argument for the seventh or eighth or ninth team winning at all. And that's that's the whole point here to me is. What are we really arguing here? Are we arguing that the best team is not winning the championship every single year? Or we not are we arguing that every team is not getting a chance because the issue isn't the playoff format. It's the fact that it's a one game sample, and it's football. That's just the way. It is the best team in the NFL doesn't win every single year. So if you want to get it to is get it to eight, but to stop with the argument all the time because we can make the same argument for decades to come until we get to the w basketball tournaments down on their sixty five sixty eight Tito Plachy. It's an argument about inclusion Izzy and Sarah. I don't agree with you. I think we need eighteen playoff. We need to have every conference represented plus the two largest plus one group for five. That's perfect is talking about one more game played one more game. Get rid of the conference championship weekends play it that you see that happening here. Think they're going to get rid of the conference championship weekend enhance soon that money if they can they can make a lot more money doing. This one's TV gets on board with this. We'll make a lot more money little championship games. Well, you have to get rid of the conference ship. Why not I'm gonna to what he page in a second. But why not the conference championship game decide who goes from each conference each conference send somebody to a playoff? And while. Now, we go from there. What do you pay joins us? Yes, I've been debating this Israel for decades forty five years ago..
"barry alvarez" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"That was in the Atlantic today. Nicole our back road it. But apparently there is now a movement among not just those of us the cover college football for a living in wanna see more important games and wanna see more playoff games. But now you've actually got people that are the movers and shakers in the sport. Like Bob BOS be in charge of the big twelve the Commissioner, Barry Alvarez who was part of the CFP selection committee now starting to publicly say we need a teams and the response from somebody like me is. Yes, we need eight teams. This is always been on a collision course towards getting eight teams, and the college football, playoff course, you need eight teams four isn't enough. It's just not and the argument. That I put absolutely no stock in and I've heard it over and over again was well, we don't want to diminish the regular season. Somehow. It was thought that having a fourteen playoff would diminish the regular season. Does anyone think that the fourteen playoff has in any way diminished college football's regular season? So dumbest thing in the world on eighteen playoff. Not only would not diminish. The college football regular season. It would enhance the college football regular season. Because think about how many more games would be impactful towards the end of the college football regular season. You've got one two maybe three games weekend that legitimately impact the playoff legitimately. You got some teams that might need a domino effect in front of them to have any chance to make the playoff and maybe their game kind of an occur. Serie way is important, but normally two or three games a weekend. Maximum that truly impact the playoff. Eight teams you double or triple that. Think of all of the other teams that get brought into the conversation and all the other games.
"barry alvarez" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Did you like it as much as I did even though it's there's nothing resolve their no is not earth shattering the fun movie. It's a fun. Action, which different way I did like it. Here's the thing with that. When I first saw the preview trailer, I, there are certain trailers where you watch any like, okay, I get the movie, whatever. And I started to do that with my movie watching. I'm like, okay, I get what's going to go down in this movie. I'm done and I saw baby driver and I thought, okay, I get it action pack drives around car and stuff, explodes and things like that. I don't need to see that. I've seen that movie before and then everybody afterwards at no, yes. He baby driver as I wo- I misinterpreted a trailer for the first time in a while then went back and watch it. It was pretty good financial driver. The sequel was horrible. There was no legal. What was the last thing said, money driver? I don't know, but no, out of those options at the question at Heller sports. I mean college football playoffs. I think that's, I think those involved in we had Barry Alvarez who was part of the college football playoff committee for the first few years so that he's kinda come around to liking sixteen and having the first two teams have a bye listen if they want to go to six, I'm down. I also wanna get to eight, but if that means going from two to four from four to six from six to eight and we'll eventually get there. I guess if that's the path, let's go down that path. Let's get to six next. But if you told me, hey, no, we're going to do six or eight. Let's say we'll just get it done and do eight couple of tweets Zanzibar tweeted in at richeisenshow at Heller sports. I'm Bengals season ticket holder in.
"barry alvarez" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"In my sweet, you're giving instructions by my wife. When you come in, stay away from him, don't talk during the game. You can talk to them at halftime or at time outs, but just leave him alone. You know, I try to sit over by myself in the corner. I, I watched the game. I studied the game, you know, I'm trying to I, I see mistakes, so, and I've watched. I sat in the office morning and watch, you know, watched our team practice. You can pretty much see the game plan so you can anticipate some things are going to happen and what's going to be called that type thing. So I wanna watch the game. I wanna be able to talk about it with Paul, you know, with some intelligence and and you know, so I, I don't wanna be visiting with people during the game. You know one of those players that you'll be watching on Friday night for the fourth ranked badgers, we'll be Jonathan Taylor. He's actually going to join the show berry coming up in about thirty minutes or so. But when. When did you know when watching Jonathan Taylor weather at a practice or at a point last year? When did you know that he was going to be a special running back for this program? I grimace we had first scrimmage we had. He was probably I don't know if he was running with twos or threes against the one defense, and we had a pretty good defense that was one of the better defenses in country. First time he touch. He went about seventy five yards for a touchdown. If you plays later, they threw a screen pass was overthrown. He jumps up catches it with one hand and takes it to the house again. And I remember right Oranje Brooke looks at pollens says, why isn't he started faucet? He will be very soon. It's fun stuff and can't wait to get the season underway with the whole weekend set of games. Obviously, you pay attention. It was kansin. What else do you watch you? Are you a full slate of game watcher? How else? Detroit, your college football weekend? I love college football. I watched the two games last weekend, New Mexico, and and Wyoming and New Mexico state in Wyoming and kala Hawaii and Colorado state. I just love to watch college football. You know a lot of cases, I know coaches that are on staffs. I like to see what people are doing. You know, I'll be real interested tomorrow. Watch it. The northwestern Purdue game, the Notre Dame Michigan game. You know, that's a, they're having a twenty fifth or thirtieth reunion of our eight national championship team. So I've had contact with a number of my former Notre Dame players in the last couple of weeks trying to get me to come back to that game. But. A lot of games that that excite me, but I'm gonna watch whatever's on. And a lot of channels you will. We're talking with Barry Alvarez. One final thought here is joins us on the rich Eisen show every year. We're going to get into this conversation there Friday night games. You'll play one this Friday, and I know it becomes a national conversation. Some programs have resisted at all costs. What about the Friday night and the infringement and potential infrigement as it's viewed on high school? Football? Do you have a preference? Would you prefer not to play Friday's? Well, you know what? We talked about this when we were building our inventory to present to for for our.
"barry alvarez" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Own. So we welcome you aboard in on this Wednesday edition of the rich Eisen show. Tomorrow is the end of the NFL preseason which always comes into debate in August at this point that we're playing too many exhibition games. So that is certainly a debate to be had will get into that in the second hour of the program do Brandt will join us. Now we talk about the start in earnest of the college football season, and we welcome in. The f. let director at the university of Wisconsin, but also one of the original members of the college football, playoff selection committee, Barry, Alvarez coach. How are you a good bike doing? We're doing good. You know part of the conversation that you helped to create a short while ago was in your conversation with Dennis Dodd about the potential expansion of college? Football's playoffs in it. Was there a time berry that you may be had open your mind to that idea? Because I don't know that you were always in line with that way of thinking, and you're on board with the possibility of some point down the road of expanding six. Yeah, you know what? Mike, I felt very comfortable with four and was a proponent of four felt. It was the right number much better than to the committee. The committee that was formed was good thought they got, you know, got the the teams, right, you know. But after thinking about it and and seeing. You know, some some leagues not have a champion represented to see a team like, you know, once you have a team like central Florida who goes undefeated doesn't have an opportunity, you know, just in thinking about a putting little thought to it and I'm not beating the table or beating the drums and being a proponent and trying to politics for this, but I can live with six. I was, you know, I'm I'm concerned with the number of games the players play, but if you give, if you give the number one and two seeds of by and let the other two teams, the other four teams play into the tournament. I can see we're six makes sense where you have all five leagues have a Representative, and then you you. You've got a wildcard where you can have the the best team available, and it may be a group of five team. Very, I get that you are not beating the drum or leading the charge on this, but are there. Legs to this idea. Do you have like minded thinkers in college? Football that are also on board with the idea that you could get there at some point? Well, I tried to rally anything, right? I know we've had some discussion. No, there was disappointment at our league. You know, the last two years champion hasn't gotten into the playoffs. And and here we went to nine, nine game conference schedule. Don't play CS teams and still don't get someone in the game, you know, into the into the playoffs as disappointing, you know. So this is just me putting, you know, putting putting something together and laying out there and maybe creating a little discussion about it. You know if the playoffs very ever expanded and you talked about the first teams receiving byes there ever talk about those first games being at home venues, or would you just set up another bowl like atmosphere for that or. Have you thought, you know what? I haven't put a lot of thought into it and you know, some people talk to me about doing both doing both playing it. I think it's a little maybe too much of an advantage playing at home. I think you still would like to have players to have some type of a bowl experience. I think going to six and having buys you still every week of the season is still very important, and you still have the the bowl structure in place. Talking with Barry Avas. He's the director of the university of Wisconsin. I'm always curious about this very because you're in that position at the university of Wisconsin as the director of how you adjust and adapt. When you see things happen at other universities, other programs around the country, and even within your own, I talk about off-season stuff, the Maryland situation with strengthening conditioning, Michigan state, Ohio State their issues..
"barry alvarez" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"And when when they first changed to four, I don't know if you're like this, but I was like, oh, okay, the it. Let's just wait. Can we all agree on eight? Let's just try eight and we'll go from there and it's baby steps, but I was like, okay, fine. I'll take four and now it's six be like, okay, fine. I'll take six. Well, let's say this about college football in the playoff we talk about who would benefit the most. I think the greatest upside benefit is college football. You make more money. Okay. So how are we going to measure this? The fan interest and the dollars? I would think. And again, I'm not in any communist, but I would think the fan interest and the dollars would increase so dramatically. If college football got the six or eight in the playoff the NBA shortening maybe for fan interest, but from a dollar standpoint. Make them more money, they'll lose money if they shorten their stuck at their half the league gets in right, narrow. Yeah, yeah. So from an MBA just from a fan interest point, maybe it's better that they were less than eighty two. But from financial standpoint and John, I'm this class is in session. Now this all drives around money. Remember that in world of sports. Meghan note, I took an econ class once I was so confused. I dropped it. So keep going choice. But yeah, the biggest upside benefit financially is college football to to do what we're talking about and get two six, and we'll talk with Barry Alvarez about that. It was one of the original members on the college football playoff selection committee, but let me add this. The NFL is probably next from a financial revenue standpoint to do away with two exhibition games than two regular season games. I mean, the gate and the television revenues from going national sixteen seventeen weeks to go to nineteen weeks. The national. Football league in their relationship with the television networks is probably the the just as lucrative if not more lucrative than any of the other potential changes that we've got on the poll question. Yeah, I mean the NFL that's it's an interesting idea. They're still part of me that that doesn't like it. Like I don't like the fact that you're adding more games. No, I'm supposed to as a consumer say, oh, cool, more NFL football, but I kind of liked the sixteen games. The records that you kind of know what you need to strive for record wise and things of that nature. You know, you have one by. There's something about sixteen that I think is just perfect. And I feel like if you just keep adding on, it could hurt the product coming up in the next segment, we are going to talk with Barry Alvarez. He is the director of the university of Wisconsin, but also an original member of the college football playoff selection committee who is now on record saying he would support going sixteens. He's on board. We'll talk with Barry Alvarez in a bid. If you want to jump into the show, you can follow us on Twitter at Heller sport at..
"barry alvarez" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Gyco expect great savings in whole lot more. And we will be a aboard on this Wednesday on the rich Eisen show. I'm Mike Keller joined by John audience and we will be here on and off over the next four days. John, you've got one day on one day off, then one day on and then the rest of it off John fellows, what's up my own little schedule down just I, I need the rest days. Radi Pinga will be in with me tomorrow and Monday on Labor Day on the show. Listen, we, we've got kind of breaking news, right? So let me on bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The report is out there that they expect him in on Monday on Labor Day to begin his work for the twenty eighteen season will Levy on bell is called that fake news. And then the USA today says, that's what people that don't want news reported about them, call news, fake news. So I don't know where the story line is. Other than that, there are reports out there that says, the Steelers players have been told by levian bell that he'll be there Monday, but later on bell is saying now that he hasn't said that anybody. He calls it fake news. Yeah. By the way that was Yahoo, not USA today. My bad there when I told you that, but yeah, I don't know, man. I don't know what the plan for lady on bell. Exactly. Is it you get the sense that these holdouts for players, it always comes. They talk big when Anthony last-second would actually comes down to getting money and plane and not missing time. I always feel like the team is always in the advantage here always has the upper hand. Well, the players always gonna want his money and the team is okay at times without the player for the moments, but the money is always more potent. So we get a little bit that welcome to the rich Eisen show on a Wednesday as we get things going. We've got a busy time here. I asked this poll question today John and you can. You can see it at Heller. Sports also copied into at richeisenshow, but add Heller sports is my Twitter handle and put this tweet question out there today, which will will be able to visit on at least a couple of notes with a. Era guest today, Barry Alvarez who was an original member of the college football playoff committee. Okay. He will visit with us on one side, Andrew Brandt of the m QB the f. dot com. He will join us later in the show and talk about the NFL version of this. So we'll get insight, but I'm going to ask you which you think happens. I college football playoff expands beyond its original four. The NFL shortens its preseason and in conjunction would lengthen the regular season. The MLB major league baseball reduces from one sixty two. That number is probably one fifty four. If they ever truly consider it or the NBA reduces from their full eighty two game schedule as it sits today. Now the NBA did make headline news today, right?.
"barry alvarez" Discussed on 1070 The Fan
"Straight talk brought to you by straight talk wireless best phones best networks no contracts by the way it's mattia mickey that's that's our boy from kentucky right there this joining me this morning i'm glad you're here because i feel like i felt like ugly trophies and pretty trophies that feels like us right in your wheelhouse is this is exactly this is my favorite kind of topic did you see this one the wagon wheel which is byu utah state is an old like rusty wagon wheel that then they put the winner all the way around it and then they roll it out i like that one a lot i didn't even know byu utah state had a rivalry but they do i didn't either and i need some authenticity i need like be connected to the area right exactly or that or at least just one hundred twenty years old like we were talking about minnesota and people don't realize how great minnesota wasn't football yes sixties right and but they have all these old big ten robberies but we're talking about the old oaken bucket and can bucket and all the maybe the best one is the paul bunyan's axe that they go back and forth wisconsin at one point wisconsin who won the game so many times they just had it in the closet and i think barry alvarez like founded but they just holler giant axe around but they used to have the slab of bacon that was their original trophy and that's i mean does it get any better than this slab of bacon eighteen trophy it was like it was a slab of bacon like nailed to a board nailed to a board.
"barry alvarez" Discussed on View from the Cheap Seats
"Legit good i mean this good berry alvarez is i want to say it was three years ago or two or three years ago came back and coached that game they were in between coaches which they made a seamless coaching change which was fantastic now to paul chris but they were inbetween coaches and barry alvarez like came down out of the like immunization building down the luxury box ten coach and and stood on the sidelines and coached to victory victor a bowl victory that they shouldn't necessarily one no i think they beat auburn in apple yeah they had no right winning the game they won and as big ten fans we were routed yeah we'll because you wanna be able to tell everyone we have the toughest so the culture has changed the culture now has complete people go to wisconsin expecting that you're going to win ten games a win nine accepted generation of fans from which i come which always feels like the other shoes three seven and one you'll feel like there's a fragility to the game itself you know there isn't any more they have a caliber of player that's that's good they have a caliber coach good they have a second string they have some depth today at two their their number one linebacker goes down and walk on connelly steps in last year yeah and and owns offenses yeah like an nfl ready linebacker guy says she goes down and now you got you got to replace man jonathan irwin dan john was crazy to your top linebackers go down the number one defense yeah yeah it's a lot of fun it's been a tremendous amount of fun and i'll never forget anytime i made an sc fan.
"barry alvarez" Discussed on The Audible with Feldman And Mandel
"Yes my intern class there are two other interns one was women whose name i don't remember in even if i did i wouldn't throw her under the bus like this twenty years ago who didn't really have a journalism background i think she she knew somebody there and i was interviewing barry alvarez for the wisconsin season preview on the other side of the cubicle and she was like she couldn't figure out i was like she wouldn't even grasp like how does that halley how did you get to talk to the hotel that was consonant which is sports writer on behalf of espn magazine anyway the other one was connor schell who is now number two at all vn for like on the content side he i think there are more interns in that it may be again maybe this was over the course of the summer and maybe you were there for a short window i think they did like i remember i didn't get there till july so there are probably been classic it was just by the way for people this was the first year of the magazines existence so it was like the first it was for summer having interns but there had actually been a precursor to that which is funny because you met your connor shell one of his peers at espn lee fitting actually worked at the magazine as some kind of intern as well like a couple of years earlier when it was like the total sports magazine so again brought more espn minute than anybody probably one on that so i don't remember interacting with stu too much to be honest and back then we had a mutual friend who mark connolly who is a huge soccer guy proud if a college allom i doubt he listened to our podcast though but anyway mark and i became pretty good friends because he worked for abc sports online which is kind of underarm brel and at some point was over there i went there after the internship ended.
"barry alvarez" Discussed on The Audible with Feldman And Mandel
"It's just that they've been doing it they've hired the right coaches and they have very alvarez's the d and they've maintained this level for well for twenty or so year twenty five years yeah varia a so i brought it up barry alvarez came from here he saw what worked used the brass's blueprint more than brassica has we should be able to out route recruit wisconsin we're not any we're not near we're not anywhere near huge talent basis but we're closer to them they are people say lincoln's cold wisconsin is cold michigan's cold minnesota's cold and so it goes on and on a little bit so well he may be right although it seems like taking a much they're not going constant system yeah we don't need the number one ranked recruiting class in the country we just need a top twenty five last every year and we can develop it and that's the big thing as the developmental piece so all right we'll today i'm fired up i'm right well we're also you've been lately sti start at my trip at tcu that's the gary patterson run practice that has always treat a lot of guys not a lot of starters kind of nicd up and not in spring ball though so but they you know they look at it they have some receivers where young kids who i think are going to be really good i mean jalen rigors already good but with some other guys each kind of notice than i think there d lines going to be good so if their offense of line comes around i think they have a chance to be legit top fifteen kind of team that's a big if if their offense along comes around they don't have a ton back well first of all tcu was a top fifteen last season day it seems like every year the date not or what they did the year before everybody forgets about them going into the next season they could be really good and then this i believe was right after you left they announced a big grad transfer juon johnson linebacker who left antiu recently will be playing for tcu.
"barry alvarez" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Players that are getting all these headlines as five star in fourstar recruits yeah inconsistently you look at what the badgers way k and again this is this you know it's fodder for discussion but somewhere in the 40s is not uncommon for a badges recurred recruiting class the rank but i think other people look at it topped was damp went off while they must have incredible coaching they're they're getting all these threestar athletes and turning them into nfl players it doesn't speak to the coaching or is it more along what you're saying here that they're just being undervalued i think it's a combination of the two i think the recruits are undervalued coming out of high school and i think that the coaches here and i think this this started with barry alvarez in in 1998 i think it was a a staple of boll ryan uh era in basketball is they place great uh emphasis on developing players and the good at it and they might be the best that but my point is it's not only that and i don't want to diminish anything they do here they take choirs and and and they uh and they just seemed to improve it improves um i don't want to diminish that but i also think that the players are getting are better than what these risk routing services say they are in the problem with that is this is a lotta these uh writers us special and media types especially down south are slaves to these rankings so that's that's one of the reasons that schools like wisconsin in iowa and uh and michigan state can't get any respect is because the these people say well are all these five stars they.