High school offensive lineman Orlando Brown Jr. has trimmed his list of schools to three, but the Iowa Hawkeyes didn’t make the cut. The 6-foot-7, 360-pound Brown told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he will choose between Arkansas, Tennessee and Oklahoma. He previously had narrowed his list to eight schools, including Iowa. Brown, who is ranked [...]
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Nobody was more shocked than Hayden Fry when news hit Tuesday that Bret Bielema would become the new football coach at Arkansas. “You’ve gotta be kidding,” said Fry, who coached Iowa from 1979-98. “He took the job at Arkansas, and he’s going to the Rose Bowl?” Fry’s reaction reflected conversations taking place around water coolers, [...]
Money has to be a major reason why Bret Bielema is making what many consider a lateral coaching move by leaving Wisconsin for Arkansas. One thing seems to be getting overlooked, though. Perhaps Bielema thinks he’s done about all he could in seven seasons at Wisconsin and that it’s time for a new challenge. Bielema [...]
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema is taking his brand of power football to Arkansas. Bielema has agreed to become the new coach of the Razorbacks, according to a person familiar with the situation that was first reported by Yahoo Sports. The person, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because the school [...]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Matt Roth and Bret Bielema have similar Iowa football backgrounds. But that’s where the comparision stops, aside for each having what many still believe were entertaining, spontaneous moments. Bielema said something off-color to then Iowa State coach Jim Walden after the teams met in 1992 — and he’s the head coach [...]
WISCONSIN Last year: 11-3, 6-2 in Big Ten Coach: Bret Bielema, 60-19 in six seasons Key loss: Senior quarterback Russell Wilson made a gigantic slash after transferring from North Carolina State, completing 225 of 309 passes for 3,175 yards and 33 touchdowns against just four interceptions. Outlook: The Badgers can make a strong case for [...]
Big Ten coaches are almost all willing to take wayward Lions, but a few might go too far
Pat Fitzgerald would like to see more teams get a shot at the B1G Championship from Legends Division.
Chicago, Ill. – Leftovers from the Big Ten Conference’s annual media days: **Wisconsin football coach Bret Bielema is getting hitched in March. **Joe Paterno says he didn’t even know he had a year remaining on his contract. “Is this the last year of my contract?” wondered Paterno, 84. “I don’t even know I’ve got a [...]
Chicago, Ill. — If you don’t know what to think of Jim Tressel, the Ohio State football coach who was fired last spring for violating NCAA rules, a few of his comrades in the Big Ten might be able to help you out. Losing Tressel was a big blow for the Buckeyes. He consistently pounded [...]