Bielema picks Partridge to lead defensive line

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema has chosen former Wisconsin
assistant Charlie Partridge as defensive line coach.

In making the announcement on Saturday, Bielema says Partridge
has a strong recruiting background in Florida, which fits with
Bielema’s plan to expand Arkansas’ recruiting base.

Bielema left Wisconsin last week after seven years to lead the
Razorbacks. He and Partridge coached the Badgers together for five
years, a span which included three consecutive trips to the Rose
Bowl.

Before last season, Partridge was promoted to Wisconsin
associate head coach, co-defensive coordinator and defensive line
coach.

Bielema has hired Chris Ash from Wisconsin as defensive
coordinator. From Tennessee, Bielema hired Jim Chaney as offensive
coordinator, and offensive line coach Sam Pittman.

Partridge is remaining with Wisconsin through its appearance in
the Rose Bowl against Stanford.