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Re: King Barry
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2021, 10:42:29 AM »
Wisconsin Badgers on Twitter: "We are what we are today because of him After 32 years of leadership and excellence, Barry Alvarez is announcing his retirement Thanks for everything, Coach! https://t.co/sMrDO0CBaz" / Twitter
Wisconsin Badgers on Twitter: "We are what we are today because of him After 32 years of leadership and excellence, Barry Alvarez is announcing his retirement Thanks for everything, Coach! https://t.co/sMrDO0CBaz" / Twitter


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Re: King Barry
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2021, 12:36:41 PM »
perhaps he's getting ready to go back to Lincoln to take the AD job when Moos moves on to PAC commish?
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Re: King Barry
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2021, 12:58:39 PM »
He'll retire with the real "Big Red"? :cheer:
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Re: King Barry
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2021, 01:08:23 PM »
He'll retire with the real "Big Red"? :cheer:
In Madison.
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Re: King Barry
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2021, 08:27:07 PM »
perhaps he's getting ready to go back to Lincoln to take the AD job when Moos moves on to PAC commish?
That cuts against his desire to step in and coach the Rose Bowl as needed
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Re: King Barry
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2021, 08:58:54 PM »
it's not likely, but it's also not impossible

I'm saying there's a chance
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Re: King Barry
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2021, 11:01:10 AM »
He's done, save for helping on the fundraising side. In Madison.
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Re: King Barry
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2021, 07:34:51 AM »
He's done, save for helping on the fundraising side. In Madison.
There was something fascinating about the finances of paying him when he had the job. 

He would be less valuable to any other school but Madison. But because he’s so valuable (mad hard to replace), Madison is the place that would pay him the most. Is a college sports leverage paradox in action. 

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Re: King Barry
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2021, 10:32:46 AM »
I always like to say that nobody is irreplaceable, but this may be an exception to that rule.
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Re: King Barry
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2021, 10:47:23 AM »
I always like to say that nobody is irreplaceable, but this may be an exception to that rule.
Ehh. Irreplaceable is always a matter of degree. You have to and will replace Nick Saban. But you can’t really replace what he did. 

Even Bo Ryan to Greg Gard. Gard can’t/hasn’t done what Bo did in some areas, but that’s to a degree expected. 

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Re: King Barry
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2021, 11:05:35 PM »
Barry started as HC in the first year I started following college football, so he WAS Wisconsin football to me.  It's kind of weird to realize he was AD for longer than he was HC.

Will he be that last football/basketball HC to transition to AD at a Power 5 school like that, after it being the norm for so long?

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Re: King Barry
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2021, 07:19:24 AM »
Barry started as HC in the first year I started following college football, so he WAS Wisconsin football to me.  It's kind of weird to realize he was AD for longer than he was HC.

Will he be that last football/basketball HC to transition to AD at a Power 5 school like that, after it being the norm for so long?

Probably? I know the SEC has a few baseball coaches still kicking around. The transition is often a mess. And the folks with the skill sets are super rare. The fact that Barry pulled it off at all as frankly kind of crazy

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Re: King Barry
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2021, 09:29:30 AM »
Shouldn't he have to be the most prominent Barry in sports before he can be crowned King? 

Take King James for example. There are many Jameses in sports, but when you hear "King James" you automatically know which one it is because he is by far the best James going. 

Just off the top of my head I can easily think of two Barrys in sports that overshadow Alvarez, in Sanders and Bonds. 
1919, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 42, 44
WWH: 1952, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75
1979, 81, 82, 84, 87, 94, 98
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Re: King Barry
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2021, 10:55:05 AM »
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