When Bret Bielema took over the Arkansas Razorbacks on Dec. 4 of last year, he knew that he was inheriting a messy situation. That much is obvious on the heels of 4-8 and a sixth place finish in the SEC West. However, it’s hard to imagine Bielema truly understood the breadth of the damage until now. With Arkansas beginning spring practice on Sunday, Bielema finally got to remove the bandages and take a look at how the Razorbacks are healing up following the gut wound that was the end of the Bobby Petrino era. And after a year of John L. Smith ineptly dressing the wound, Arkansas was closer to going septic than many cared to realize prior to Bielema’s hiring.
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