It’s July, which means it’s college football media days season.

For everything that makes us so excited about media days—namely, that it’s something, anything, about football after a long offseason—I’ll let you in on a media days secret as a former media days attendee: They are miserable.

The only thing that happens at media days is that we get a bunch of canned quotes about absolutely nothing from coaches and players.

Unless Bret Bielema is there.

Unlike most coaches, Bielema is comfortable with the media without sounding like a robot. And I’m pretty sure that, unlike many coaches who despise the media, this is one of his favorite days of the year.

Here were Bielema’s topics of choice:


Bielema thought it was great the commissioner [Greg Sankey] had called him: “This is pretty cool, the commissioner is Face Timing me, that’s pretty unique!”

Sankey’s response: “Why are you calling me?”

Bielema: “Oh, I’m sorry. I must have butt-dialed you.”

LSU coach Ed Orgeron’s accent

Intimate details of his wife giving birth

Let’s bring Bret Bielema to more media days and make them all more fun.


About Kevin Trahan

Kevin mostly covers college football and college basketball, with an emphasis on NCAA issues and other legal issues in sports. He is also an incoming law student. He's written for SB Nation, USA Today, VICE Sports, The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.