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Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long first met Bret Bielema while in Miami attending an end-of-season awards ceremony surrounding the 2005 national championship game.
Bielema was a 34-year-old up-and-coming assistant coach at Wisconsin, and Long was the athletic director at Pittsburgh, still a few years away from leaving to take over the Razorbacks program for the retiring Frank Broyles.
Always one to network and keep his emergency file of potential coaches ready, Long followed the career of that assistant he met on the beach. Little did he know that he would one day hire Bielema to coach Arkansas, helping end what had been a spiraling eight months for the Razorbacks following the scandal-ridden exit of Bobby Petrino.
The end of a secretive search came to an end Tuesday when the former Wisconsin coach agreed to take over the Razorbacks. The 43-year-old was introduced at a news conference the next day, giving Arkansas hope it can return to the upper echelon of the Southeastern Con...
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Arkansas State is having to look for a new head football coach now that Guz Malzahn bolted to Auburn after just one year in Jonesboro. Unlike snakebitte-n Tennessee, there is actually someone who actually is interested in coaching the Red Wolves. The bad news for Arkansas St.? It's Bobby Petrino. At least Luke Matheson says Petrino is .
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Bruce Feldman is reporting that former Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino is gaining momentum to replace Gus Malzahn at Arkansas State. The former Arkansas Razorback coach was let go after alleged affairs with coeds on campus and even an employee. Petrino was involved in a motorcycle crash with Jessica Dorrell on the back. That ended his career at Arkansas. Will he get another chance...
Bret Bielema Former Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema shocked many by accepting a new coaching job at Arkansas. Bielema accrued a 68-24 record while at Wisconsin, but was 0-2 in the Rose Bowl. Experts were also surprised, because of comments he made in February about the SEC.Bielema said, "We at the Big Ten don't want to be like the SEC — in any way, shape or form."...
With the abrupt departure of Coach Gus Malzahn, Arkansas State athletic administration is conducting it’s second straight coaching search in the last two years. AStateNation will spend the next few days looking at some of the possible coaching candidates that could be the next Head Football Coach at Arkansas State. Go "Inside" to learn more about Bobby Petrino.