Arkansas Football: Razorbacks Hire Wisconsin's Bret Bielema

BREAKING: Arkansas Hires Wisconsin HC Bret Bielema

12/4/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

In a very surprising and unexpected turn of events, Arkansas has hired Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema to fill the vacant coaching position, reports Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.Blog Photo - Arkansas Football: Razorbacks Hire Wisconsin's Bret Bielema

Bielema, who has led the Badgers to their third straight Rose Bowl (albeit unusual circumstances), wasn’t on anybody’s radar for an SEC hire – as far as we knew.

Although his contract details are still being discussed, it must be a pretty hefty fortune. How else would AD Jeff Long be able to pull Bielema out of Madison, where he’s compiled a 68-24 record since 2004?

Either way, this is a stunning move, especially with names like Charlie Strong, Sonny Dykes and Kirby Smart still on the market. Bielema will leave a division where he’s found much success and join what is arguably the most competitive in all of college football (SEC West).

Rumors have it that Bielema still wants to coach the Rose Bowl game, where the Badgers meet up with Pac-12 winner Stanford.


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12/5/12   |   krsmntng   |   6556 respect

I think it sucks for he badgers but it is the team that plays the game not the coach.  Money talks with most people.  It is in the nature of a human being.  The badgers can still win the rosebowl.  On wisconsin!!!! Good ole badger state.

12/4/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19812 respect

Scott wrote:
What's that old saying...

Money talks.  Bull**** walks

SOOOOOOOOOOO TRUE....he had it MADE at WISCONSIN............i hear hes getting almost double the money and probably wants to establish himself as a good program builder...one thing..the media WASNT VERY GOOD TO HIM HERE.....I FOR ONE LIKED HIM AND WISH HE WOULDVE STAYED...........

12/4/12   |   Scott   |   51932 respect

Tyler_Waddell wrote:
"I can tell you this: We at the Big Ten don't want to be like the SEC in any way, shape or form." -- Bret Bielema.

What's that old saying...

Money talks.  Bull**** walks

12/4/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Things worth noting: the last 3 Arkansas head coaches have been Houston Nutt, Bobby Petrino and John L. Smith. That tells us you need to be a lunatic to coach at Arkansas. You must be thinking that Bielema doesn't fit that description. Then you learn that he met his wife at a blackjack table. And everything is perfect. 

12/4/12   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

"I can tell you this: We at the Big Ten don't want to be like the SEC in any way, shape or form." -- Bret Bielema.

12/4/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19812 respect

Scott wrote:
Just when you thought the SEC couldn't get any more entertaining, in walks Bret Bielema.  

HE IS A VERY VERY GOOD COACH.......

12/4/12   |   Scott   |   51932 respect

Just when you thought the SEC couldn't get any more entertaining, in walks Bret Bielema.