Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez doesn't seem nearly as upset with Urban Meyer's recruiting tactics as his coach Bret Bielema.
Bielema has taken a little bit of heat for his crusade against Urban Meyer's recruiting tactics at Ohio State as he continues to push for some authority figure to recognize and perhaps reprimand Meyer for his potential recruiting misdeeds.
But Alvarez isn't buying. Today, he told ESPN's Joe Schad that he has no plans to speak with Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany - as reportedly requested by Bielema - and then the former Wisconsin coach more or less defended Meyer's tactics while seemingly undermining his current coach's plight.
"Recruiting is recruiting until they sign," Alvarez told ESPN's Joe Schad. "If we had somebody who changed their mind and came to us, that's OK. Urban was very aggressive but there is no pact within the conference not to continue to recruit. Open season until they sign."Read More »from Barry Alvarez sides with Urban Meyer in the burgeoning Big Ten recruiting wars