Meyer insists there is no bad blood with Bielema, Badgers

With his relentless approach in everything he does, Urban Meyer ruffled some feathers around the Big 10 after he was named the Ohio State head football coach last November.

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Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema, right, celebrates with running back James White after Wisconsin defeated Indiana 62- 14 on Saturday in Bloomington, Ind. (AP PHOTO | DARRON CUMMINGS)

Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema made public his issues with Meyer. He accused Meyer of being overly aggressive in his recruiting. The Buckeyes plucked offensive lineman Kyle Dodson away from the Badgers on national signing day.

Dodson had been verbally committed to the Badgers, but Meyer was able to get the highly regarded lineman to change his mind.

Bielema felt Meyer, who was a very successful recruiter while in the Southeastern Conference at Florida, bent the rules in his pursuit of Dodson.

“I can tell you this,” said Bielema at the time. “We at the Big 10 don’t want to be like the SEC — in any way, shape or form.”

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