Originally written on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 2/11/13
With great optimism and enthusiasm, former Iowa defensive lineman and Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema is attempting to put his mark on an Arkansas program that could use a little TLC. After a year deflating year, Bielema was the surprise hire of December and provided a small ray of sunshine to the Razorback nation. Comfortably in his office now, he feels confident that he has assembled a staff that buys into his vision for Arkansas future. But, as is always the case, the proof will come once the pads slap in practice. 2012 Record: 4-8 (2-6 SEC) Spring Practice:The Red-White Spring Game will be held April 20th in Fayetteville, which will be Bielemas debut on the Razorback sideline. 2012 in review:The Bobby Patrino scandal left a long and ugly stain on a season that began with high expectations and a pre-season top-10 ranking. John L. Smith returned to Fayetteville only be mired in a story of personal bankruptcy and staggering debt while quarterback Tyler Wilson suffered a conc...
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