Bielema leaves Wisconsin for Arkansas
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) – Bret Bielema is taking his brand of power football to Arkansas, leaving Wisconsin after seven seasons. Arkansas released a statement Tuesday saying Bielema has agreed to a deal to take over the program reeling following the firing of former coach Bobby Petrino. A person familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the information hasn’t been released publicly, says the deal is for six years and $3.2 million annually. The Razorbacks were 4-8 this year, and Long announced after the season that interim coach John L. Smith would not return. Bielema was 68-24 with the Badgers, including a 17-14 win over Arkansas in the 2007 Capital One Bowl.
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