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Bret Bielema: "Probably Doesn't Need To Be Said In Here How Much I Hate Auburn"

It was a safe assumption that Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema wasn't a fan of Auburn, given the back-and-forth with Gus Malzahn over player safety and up-tempo offense and the Anthony Swain situation last year. But Friday night, he made it clear just how much he dislikes the Tigers.

At a fan event in Springdale, Arkansas, Bielema told Razorbacks supporters that he "hates" Auburn. Via Arkansas News Bureau's Eric Bolin:

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According to, the comment drew applause from fans.

Since arriving in Fayetteville, Bielema is winless against the Tigers, and his defenses have given up an average of 40 points per game. While all SEC West games are important, you can be sure that Bielema has the Auburn game circled on his calendar this year.