Tuesday’s shocking announcement that Bret Bielema was leaving Wisconsin for Arkansas dominates today’s daily links as writers examine why he left and what it means. Plus, Purdue hired a coach and Minnesota lost a quarterback. Read it all in my daily links.
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After failing to land Cincinnati coach Butch Jones, Purdue was able to grab Kent State coach Darrell Hazell.
Yahoo! Sports writer and “Big Ten Football & Beyond” correspondent Pat Forde set off quite the firestorm Tuesday when he reported Bret Bielema was headed to Arkansas. The move came out of nowhere and surprised everyone. After all, Bielema and the Badgers are headed to their third consecutive Rose Bowl. Check out some of the best tweets on Bielema’s move in this post.
Three days after leading Wisconsin to its third consecutive Rose Bowl, Bret Bielema agreed to become Arkansas’ head coach. Yahoo! Sports and “Big Ten Football & Beyond” correspondent Pat Forde first reported the news.
University of Wisconsin Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez issued the following statement Tuesday on the departure of Bret Bielema, who has been named head football coach at the University of Arkansas:
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