Bret Bielema to Arkansas: Twitter Reacts to Coach's Shocking Move

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Bret Bielema to Arkansas: Twitter Reacts to Coach's Shocking Move
Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

Out of basically nowhere, Bret Bielema will reportedly be the the next head coach of Arkansas football, according to Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports.

Bielema, who led Wisconsin to three straight Rose Bowl appearances, wasn't rumored to even be a possibility and his sudden hiring comes as a complete surprise.

Naturally, the nation took to Twitter to vent or celebrate.

Damon Shaw of Northwest Arkansas Weather gave his forecast of the move:

 

In an up-and-down season for the Big Ten, Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports tweeted:

 

Given Bielema's well-documented criticism of the way the SEC does things, it was certainly a shock to see him join the conference.

Tom Lea of ESPNWisconsin.com tweeted:

 

Andy Fenelon of NFL.com tweeted out a list of the possible candidates to replace Bielema at Wisconsin:

 

The Badgers just finished trashing Nebraska in the Big Ten Championship Game, 70-31. They are set to face No. 6 Stanford in the Rose Bowl. It is not yet known whether Bielema will be making the trip to Pasadena on Jan. 1.

Bielema has been the head coach of Wisconsin ever since the 2006-07 campaign. He has led the Badgers to a combined 68-24 record over the past seven years, including a 39-19 record against Big Ten opponents.

This is, of course, great news for an Arkansas program that has not exactly had stability at the coaching position ever since the Bobby Petrino scandal.

The Razorbacks went 4-8 this season (2-6 SEC) and will not be going bowling.

 

Follow <span class=

Load More Stories

Follow B/R on Facebook

Out of Bounds

College Football

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.