Barry Alvarez had me at goodbye.
Bret Bielema's goodbye.
Wisconsin's 65-year-old athletic director had things under control before Bielema could transfer his 401(k) account to Arkansas. Alvarez said he had a coach's rep (agent) in his New York hotel room "five minutes" after he got the word from Bielema.
"I don't use a search committee," Alvarez said. "Most search committees use me."
Any questions, chumps? The man is known far and wide as a power broker's power broker. Not even a little thing like his hand-picked successor leaving unannounced could faze this guy. In college athletics' searches, Alvarez would make Michael Corleone cower.