Scoop: Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Arkansas is set to hire current Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema.
Significance: This is a blow to both Wisconsin and the Big Ten. Bielema has taken the Badgers to the Rose Bowl three straight years (though this year wasn’t really anything to brag about) and turned the school into a top-tier Big Ten program.
Story: There have been a lot of rumors about who the next head man would be in Fayetteville, but nobody that we know of was reporting that Bielema was even a possibility. We’ll bring you more as we learn it.
Yahoo! Sports exclusive: Bret Bielema leaving Wisconsin for Arkansas.yhoo.it/TDY9yU More to come
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) December 4, 2012
The next obvious question is whether Bielema will coach Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. According to Mark Schlabach, he wants to – that doesn’t mean he will, however. We’ll keep you updated.
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) December 4, 2012