WSAW NewsChannel 7  | Central WI, Wausau, Rhinelander  |  News, Weather, Sports

Bielema Ready for Rugged SEC at Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Bret Bielema says he's ready to step right into the ultra-competitive world of the Southeastern Conference.
The former Wisconsin coach was hired by Arkansas this week, bringing to an end to an eight-month search for a long-term coach by athletic director Jeff Long.
Bielema, who left the Badgers after seven seasons, won't coach Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl game against Stanford. Instead, he'll immediately start recruiting in the SEC, home of the last six national champions.
Given Bielema's background as a defensive coach, the rugged SEC seemed to him like the perfect fit. He says he had no apprehension about joining an already loaded SEC West.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@wsaw.com.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.

powered by Disqus
WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 182459932