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Long brings Bret aboard

Posted: December 5, 2012 at 4:43 a.m.

Bret Bielema and his wife Jen rejoice Saturday after Wisconsin’s victory in the Big Ten Championship Game at Indianapolis. Bielema, 42, displays a Wisconsin victory sign, forming a W with his thumbs and index fingers. Today, he will likely be calling the Hogs when introduced as Arkansas’ new coach.

Bret Bielema and his wife Jen rejoice Saturday after Wisconsin’s victory in the Big Ten Championship Game at Indianapolis. Bielema, 42, displays a Wisconsin victory sign, forming a W with his thumbs and index fingers. Today, he will likely be calling the Hogs when introduced as Arkansas’ new coach.

About Bielema Bret Bielema, 42, was born Jan. 13, 1970, in Prophetstown, Ill., where he grew up on a farm tending to 2,500 hogs. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1992 and remained a bachelor until marrying Jen Hieslberg, whom he met March 10 while on vacation in Las Vegas.

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I notice Jeff got a guy with a really young, blonde, pretty wife, so we avoid those issues right off the bat. This is the best article to lay out the objective reasons to work hard to bring in a solid coach for our football program. Top five winning coach in the US in a big conference. Lots of NFL talent getting drafted. Tough, hard nosed nose tackle mentality and obviously smart and his student athletes graduate and he's not had recruiting violations. What transpires from here on out is determined by fate but I think he's an upgrade from Bobby P. (unless you like circuses) He was also willing to accept the challenge and the finances matched up. I think its about as good a logical get as you can ask for and a great job by Mr. Long given the realities. Did I mention he can kick Saban's ass, literally? Nick will burn out from the pressure to win a championship every year. He is human (sorta). We will compete at a high level and be fundamentally sound. Look forward to it.

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December 5, 2012 at 8:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )