Posted by Adam Butler on December 4, 2012
No one–and I mean know one–saw this coming.
We will obviously have more reaction as the day goes on, but this is an absolute stunner.
Bielema is Big Ten Boring.
But, he wins, a lot, and has done so at a program Doppelganger for Arkansas–one with inherent recruiting disadvantages and “Only Show in Town/State” advantages.
Bielema is 68-24, has won three straight Big 10 titles (thanks this year to Ohio St. being ineligible), is headed to his third straight Rose Bowl, was a finalist for National Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2011 and has three 11-win seasons.
It’s an exciting hire of a guy who plays a boring Bama-style of football.
Some will complain about him, but many of those people would rather ”lose pretty” than”win ugly”.