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Bielema says penalty had nothing to do with age

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema says he lost some credibility with his players after being penalized while complaining about a call at a critical point in the team's 25-24 loss to Michigan State.

  But he says the penalty is not an indication of a lack of maturity. At 38, Bielema is the fourth youngest coach in NCAA Bowl Subdivision football.

  Bielema agreed when asked if he lost some credibility with his players because of the penalty.

  Bielema was penalized late in the game for arguing a call.

  He says his reaction was a poor example to the players.

  But he says that they understand a single play or penalty doesn't determine the outcome of the game.

  Bielema says it's something that he will remember and use to become a better person.

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