No, three way tie, Bielema, Dantonio and Pelini.
Mason NEEDS this, Pistons, after all you've put him through
In a stunning coup, Arkansas will hire Wisconsin's Bret Bielema as its next football coach, Yahoo! Sports has learned.
Bielema, who has taken the Badgers to three straight Rose Bowls, was nowhere on the radar amid months of speculation over who Arkansas would hire.
An announcement will come Tuesday, sources told Y! Sports, but Bielema is not expected to be introduced until Wednesday.
But like adding Rutgers and Maryland will prevent this sort of thing from happening. People in charge of things are just in charge of them, for no reason.
No, three way tie, Bielema, Dantonio and Pelini.
After considering your comment for a split second, I have to agree, can't believe i missed the other two pricks. Nothing like those three sharing a dick. I can see it now. Pelini screaming at a slobbering Bielema to cram it further up Danotio's ass as Dantonio has "that look". Where's the threat now, dicks.
What about Rob Wheelwright? Any chance we could snag him?
Green to Arkansas, word on the street.
Yeah because, in the ten minutes since this was announced, Green let this be known "on the street."
Some Wisconsin fans over on Bucky's 5th Quarter were all about the idea of pursuing Tressel, until a Buckeye fan informed them that Tressel's still serving that show cause penalty.
from Boise? I thought he was going to Arkansas.
This is a hire that Arkansas will regret. Bielema is not a good fit. He is very much a niche coach at a niche program. On more than one occasion, he has expressed his disdain for dirty recruiting. He's going to hate being in the SEC West. It will take at least a few years to build the type of team the he has run in Wisconsin, unless he scraps that approach and is more of a CEO type. He is so strongly identified with Manball that it's hard for me to see him doing that.
stupid people make me very, very happy. and there's plenty of stupid to go around here. so, so wonderful.
Decloaking to observe that Arkansas' AD Jeff Long was a grad assistant at Miami (NTM) and assistant for Bo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Long_(athletic_director)
The hiring of the destined-to-fail Mr. Smith should have been an indication of a high opinion of midwestern football stylings. Jeff Long obviously does not think that background in the B1G makes a coach unsuitable for the Razorbacks.
Since some athletic directors still have to worry about spending within their limits, it's probably a good time to remind people of this chart at the end of this story:
There were only 22 D1 programs which were profitable in 2009/2010.
Of those 22:
6 SEC (included Texas A&M even though they were in Big12 at the time)
Say what you want about the B1G not spending for coaches, but some day you have to live within your means or you start dropping programs like Maryland recently did. Wait, sorry what did you say, Maryland is now in the B1G...awwww shi......
let's not pretend that arkansas is some sort of destination job. the last coach to last ten years there was houston nutt, who flirted with half a dozen jobs while he was there. before that, it was frank broyles, who retired THIRTY SIX YEARS AGO.
since then, it's been retreads (danny ford), job hoppers (lou holtzth, petrino, ken hatfield), and wtfs (jack crowe). this isn't a place like alabama or florida or texas where you anyone with a pulse can win at least a little bit.
as lou holtz famously said, "fayetteville isn't the end of the world, but you can see it from there." kinda like wisconsin, actually. second tier to second tier.
What's the point of all this goddamned fucking money if the Big Ten can't even keep the good coaches it has, let alone hire new ones.
If Purdue misses out on Butch Jones because of penny-pinching bullshit, I'm going to be pissed. This league is going to hell.
I wonder if this is beacuse of Nebraska joining the conference? He may have been worried about recruiting against Ohio, Michigan (with renewed interest in Ohio), MSU and now Nebraska.
**Edit** Not like going against LSU and Bama is going to be any easier on the recruiting trail.
Tom Bradley, Skip Holtz, Darrell Hazell, Pat Narduzzi. , ,
Sounds like Purdue is set to hire Hazell.
skip Holtz??? how is that rationale? He gets fired at So Fla but will be hired at Wiscy??? or are you just throwing out names?
It's Wisconsin not a Blue Blood school, Chucky and the rest of the A list guys are not walking through the door.
How has no one mentioned THE PROCESS with this yet?
Jeez, Ark just hired away the coach who is (was?) about to coach in the fcuking ROSE BOWL for the 3rd straight year, 4 weeks before the game, and NO ONE knew about it. Compare that to THE PROCESS from 3 years ago and the CLUSTERFUCK from 5 years ago.
how the hell did Ark's AD become competant and M's become the Central States Division of FUBAR, Inc.
How is Dave Brandon not competent? I think that Process turned out pretty well for us. All the DB hate is laughable on this blog, if all B1G ADs were as good as Brandon, we wouldn't be seeing Bielema leave for fucking Arkansas
I mean the AD in general, but the process is not the product
Well, Arkansas was beginning to look like Purdue, after whiffing on its first 2 or 3 choices. Then they come up with a real head scratcher in Bielema.
He's already taken the NC State job, no? I expect them to make a run at Chryst and it'll be tough for him to say no. He grew up in Madison, graduated from UW, and had rebuffed offers to leave before Pitt hired him away.
If so, poor Pitt.
Who has a verbal with Wisconsin for 2013 (other than their yearly transfer QB) that we may now have on our wish list?
if this fails he left a Wisconsin job where would be an absolute legend.
B1G schools need to start paying coaches competitively - if not more so - or this conference will continue to suck. Expanding the footprint and the B1G network are the right moves demographically and financially but we need to see schools invest those benefits into making a better product on field. Or else this is all a waste.
that he wanted out from under the Barry Alveras shadow. If that's the case, I don't blame him. If he left for the money/ ego then f him. He could have been at Wisconsin forever.
and protective of of his legacy. Alvarez even digs on him for not winning Rose Bowls like UW in the 90s.
always thought he has that slightly inbred look that goes so well with the whole Arkansas thang.
It's not like Bielema wasn't very well paid already. Madison's a great midwestern city, Wisconsin is a well-regarded state school with a solid athletic history in the Big Ten, and Bielema was doing about as well there as anybody could realistically expect.
From a national perspective, Arkansas is no higher up the food chain than Wisconsin is, and from a competitive standpoint, it's certainly going to be no easier for Bielema down there.
My hunch is that we'll eventually find out this happened because of internal friction between Bielema and Alvarez, and that money is only part of it, not the cause.
Will Bret Bielema still be coaching at Arkansas when we play them in 2018?
My guess is no.
Michigan may benefit with both of these guys. I talked with both of them tonight.
this just doesn't seem to make sense. i always thought he would stick around until ferentz retired and go home to Iowa as hc.
i will always remember his statements about tatgate!
I always thought Bielema's meaty noggin' would make an excellent head cheese
Now that he's goin' down south we just might get a chance to find out!