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big ten football to the SEC -- joking, right?
no Texas or Southern ties-- joking , right?
Please tell me it aint so.
it worked out for Nick Saban
The joke is on us...
I came over to see the reaction to Bielema. I thought you guys would be ecstatic. He's a very good coach, proven for a number of years now.
Connections to Texas? The south?
Miles, Meyer, and Saban all had ZERO ties to the south or the SEC...next thing you know they've won 6 national titles.
If you can coach, you can coach. He'll bring you instant credibility. Not only will he be able to recruit better to Arkansas than he could to Wisconsin, he can obviously develop players.
Since 2007, Wisconsin has sent 22 players to the NFL, which compares very favorably to 29 from Florida, 27 from Alabama, 20 from Auburn, 19 from Arkansas, 19 from Florida State, etc.
You guys should be thrilled. Every coaching hire is a roll of the dice. You could hire a Florida defensive coordinator and get either Ron Zook or Bob Stoops. You just never know.
Bielema is a known commodity. He has the 11th best record in football since 2006, second best in the Big Ten.
I agree. I thought the fanbase would be excited about CBB.
100% agree with this. Dude can coach...
I think we are shocked. His name was not on any hot boards on any site. He can straight coach football. He is very young. Does he fit at Arkansas? Can he recruit here? Those would be my questions. He is a proven winner no doubt. ghg
Fair enough. Power running game and strong defense plus seemingly good recruiter...I think you guys hit a home run. Not in a "I'm happy you hired him" sarcastic kind of way. :)
+1 jadennis. I'm surprised at the outcry. We did really good in this hire. I'd rate it at least a triple, if not a home run. This guy is definitely no HDN II. 3 BCS bowls to his resume.
Yep and it's a great hire
A Big Ten and Buckeye fan hear, I thought Arkansas would hire a coach that plays more to the likings of th SEC. Get used to middle level QB's and a ground chuck type of Offense. And Bielema didn't like how Meyer recruited up to signing day, and now he's right in the middle of the SEC recruiting... I thought someone more like Charlie Strong would be your pick. It will be interesting watching Arkansas the next couple of years. Good Luck Razorbacks!!
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