Arkansas hires Wisconsin’s Bielema as coach
In a stunning move, Bret Bielema
is leaving Wisconsin to take over at Arkansas, a source close to the situation
has confirmed to FoxSportsSouth.com.
Bielema, who has taken the Badgers
to three straight Rose Bowls, takes over a Razorbacks program that has been
seeking a permanent replacement for Bobby Petrino after his firing in August. The hiring was first reported by Yahoo! Sports.
at Iowa before a two-year stint at Kansas State as co-defensive coordinator in
2002-03, then went on to Wisconsin, where he led Barry Alvarez’s defense. Bielema has led the Badgers to two Big Ten titles and three-consecutive Rose Bowl appearances.
coach in 2006, going 12-1 in his first season and was 68-24 in seven seasons.