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Nothing makes Bielema (right) happier than a good rushing attack.
What’s So Predictable: His love for running the football
Nobody loves running the football more than Bret Bielema other than teams that run the triple option.
Since he became a head coach in 2006, the 44-year-old has relied on the ground game. That includes his stop at Wisconsin and currently with the Arkansas Razorbacks.
From 2007-2012, the Badgers ranked top 25 in the nation in rushing each year. That includes finishing in the top 15 from 2008-12.
Whether it was P.J. Hill, John Clay or Montee Ball, Bielema ran an offense that guaranteed each back success.
When he moved to Arkansas for the 2013 season, Bielema brought that rushing prowess along with him.
The Razorbacks finished the season ranked No. 21 in rushing. In comparison, the team finished No. 107 the year before.
Relying on the running of freshman Alex Collins and sophomore Jonathan Williams, Arkansas racked up a total of 2,504 rushing yards. Both backs topped 900 yards and found the end zone four times.
Given his love for slowing the game down, it's no surprise that Bielema is a big supporter of the NCAA's proposed 10-second rule.
Whether or not the Razorbacks will turn things around in 2014 still is up in the air.
But one things for sure: The team will sink or swim via the ground game.