Step Into My Office: Coach Bielema

On last week’s Step Into My Office, our Mike Hall sat down with Michigan coach Brady Hoke and the week before that it was Minnesota coach Jerry Kill. At 9 p.m. ET tonight on BTN, Hall takes you behind the scenes with Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema. Hall, who can be found on Twitter, @BTNMikeHall, filed a couple bonus Web-only video clips from his visit to Madison. He also wrote a little about what it was like to hang with Bielema, whose perfect Badgers have a bye week before hosting Indiana on Oct. 15. Watch one clip now and see Hall’s comments below.

“Bret Bielema has truly embraced interviews. Like Pat Fitzgerald, he came to this sit-down ready to open up, ready to be fun, ready to try hard to make it great. And we could have easily stretched his episode longer than the allotted 22 minutes that TV allows. For example his older brother, Art, used to weigh over 400 pounds, had a big ZZ Top beard, and was a black belt in karate! Bret’s first job was as a lifeguard. He likes reading, but only non-fiction (hasn’t read a fiction book since college) – and is a massive fan of quote books. He once went shark fishing. These are all things that we couldn’t get on air for the show.  That gives you an idea how chock-full it was of interesting stories.”

Here’s another bonus clip from Hall’s visit with Bielema:

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