Late-night meeting set hiring in motion

Posted: December 6, 2012 at 4:14 a.m.

Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema, right, and Arkansas athletics director Jeff Long walk into the Raymond Miller Room on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, for a press conference announcing Bielema as the Razorbacks' football coach.

Two days after Bret Bielema’s Wisconsin Badgers crushed Nebraska 70-31 to win the Big Ten Championship Game, he was meeting with Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long to discuss the Razorbacks’ vacant head coaching position.

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Sports, Pages 23 on 12/06/2012