Originally written December 04, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
If it wasn’t weird enough to see a five loss Wisconsin Badgers team go to the Rose Bowl, Bret Bielema has shocked the college football community in taking the Arkansas Razorbacks’ vacant head coaching job. Was it all about the money? Probably so, but let’s not discount Bielema’s urge to win a National Championship and we all know the SEC is ten times better equipped to do so then the Big Ten. The most surprising aspect of this entire ideal is the fact that the players and media had no inkling that this was going down. From our perspective, Bielema was Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez’s favorite long-lost son and had one of the most stable jobs in the country. He’s done nothing but win since coaching at Wisconsin (68-24 record in seven seasons) and no matter the circumstances, led a program to heights that it’s never seen before. He may have a suspect bowl record, but the Wisconsin brand took the next step under his control. Bielema haters are going to hate and while I agree...
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