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Arkansas hires Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema

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Per Yahoo! Sports, Arkansas has hired Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema.

In a stunning coup, Arkansas will hire Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema as its next football coach, Yahoo! Sports has learned.

Bielema, who has taken the Badgers to three straight Rose Bowls, was nowhere on the radar amid months of speculation over who Arkansas would hire.

An announcement will come today, sources told Y! Sports, but Bielema is not expected to be introduced until Wednesday.

Bielema was making $2.59 million per year at Wisconsin.

While at Wisconsin, Bielema compiled a 68-24 record, and he’s fresh off winning another Big Ten championship this season.

Many thought Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy or Baylor’s Art Briles would be the next coach. However, Briles agreed to an extension at Baylor.

Overall, it’s a homerun hire for Jeff Long and Arkansas. Bielema is a proven head coach, and he’ll do just fine as the head man for the Hogs.

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  1. JakeT
    Commented : 1 year ago

    Arkansas won’t get anywhere as long as Alabama, LSU, and a surging Texas AM is in their conference.

  2. Gus Malzahn is going to Auburn. Seriously reports are circulating.

    • I saw some other rumors today around T-town that Kirby Smart was hired but not yet announced.

      • Kirdy wants to coach Georgia or Tennessee. He was hoping that Richt would get fired…but no go. He won’t go to Auburn though in my opinion.

        • lukeing
          Commented : 1 year ago

          I hope Smart makes it to Georgia eventually.

        • Nah brother. I love Richt. Took Vince 16 years to get his first National tile bid and win. Got to be patient.

  3. Bret had a problem with Urban Meyer recruiting his committed players…have fun in the SEC West Shark Tank, Bret.

  4. RazorMc
    Commented : 1 year ago

    I guess the logic I will use is he is certainly not what I was expecting but gotta be better than this year.