BREAKING: Arkansas Hires Wisconsin HC 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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