December 6, 2012

Big-time hire in Bielema




Arkansas formally introduced Bret Bielema as the school's new head football coach at a Wednesday afternoon press conference, and the former Wisconsin coach was not only engaging but also seemed to relate to every person in the room.

How it all happened

While Bielema believes he is leaving a strong product on the field at Wisconsin that includes a big junior class with "14 draftable prospects," the lure of coaching in the SEC, Arkansas' dedications to facilities, the state, the fans, the administration and Wisconsin's inability to highly pay his assistant coaches ultimately led to him taking the Arkansas job.

During the Season - "He sent me a note," Long said. "And...

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