Bret Bielema offered words of encouragement to embattled Texas coach Charlie Strong
One of Arkansas coach Bret Bielema’s best sound bites is his description of beating Charlie Strong’s Texas squad in the 2014 Texas Bowl. He said kneeling on the 2-yard line to close out a 31-7 win was “borderline erotic.”
In an ironic twist, Bielema reached out to the embattled Longhorns coach Sunday.
During a Monday news conference, Strong told reporters he received words of encouragement from several football icons, including Bielema. The Razorbacks’ coach praised Strong for how he has handled rumors of his firing, which have escalated over the past month.
Strong said he got an "unbelievable' text from Arkansas' Bret Bielema showing support
— Ezra Siegel (@SiegelEzra) November 21, 2016
Strong said he received a nice text Sunday from Arkansas HC Bret Bielema about how he's handling all of this #Hookem
— Matthew Postins (@PostinsPostcard) November 21, 2016
During his news conference a few hours later, Bielema explained why he reached out to Strong.
Bielema, on sending a text message to Charlie Strong: I just feel compelled to reach out to people who do things the right way.
— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) November 21, 2016