MADISON, Wis. The Arkansas football fan base revved like a high-powered car engine last week, so Bret Bielema was going to satiate its desires by stuffing the program full of compliments at his introductory news conference. Surely, no one would argue he needed to provide the Razorbacks with fresh ammunition following a miserable 4-8 season in which the team underperformed.
But what Bielema didnt consider while making his comments was the team he left behind at Wisconsin. By propping up Arkansas as a program where he could afford top assistant coaches and win a championship, the coach essentially said Wisconsin wasnt good enough supplying the remaining Badgers players with plenty of ammo for themselves.
Wisconsin is a program, after all, that has dont pretty well for itself, winning three straight Big Ten championships and becoming the first conference team to play in three consecutive Rose Bowls in 34 years.
Just as Bielema had the right to leave, Wisconsins players have every ...