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Bielema's first season was expected to be a struggle, so a 3-4 record isn't a surprise.
What people have to remember is that he is working with a majority of players recruited by Bobby Petrino. Those players were recruited to fit Petrino's pass-heavy offenses, not the run-first approach Bielema prefers. It's going to take time for him to get the players that fit his scheme.
Petrino also never made it an emphasis to recruit high-profile defensive players, so Bielema is also dealing with that.
Under offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, the Hogs have had a lot of success on the ground, ranking 24th in the country with an average of 216.3 yards per game. The same can't be said for the passing game, which sits at 113th in the nation (154.6 YPG).
The defense has begun to fall after a good start, also.
The secondary, to put it bluntly, has been dreadful since the Rutgers game. The unit has been on a steady decline nationally in YPG allowed, currently ranking 53rd (221.4). The rush defense has also started to fall off after being in the top 15 in the country in YPG allowed on the ground. It now sits at 49th in the FBS.
Defensive coordinator Chris Ash is doing what he can with a group that already had a lot of question marks coming into the year. Some serious adjustments need to be made.
Since allowing Rutgers to come back and win, Arkansas has played poorly in many facets. Yes, the players are the ones on the field, not the coaches, but there always has to be some accountability when a team is playing bad.
After last week's, 52-7, loss to South Carolina, the coaches obviously need to change their approach or find guys who are going to make plays.