1.Dude struggled a lot in big games (namely Rose Bowl)
2. How good is he really? He had a GREAT staff at Wisconsin during his run (and a lot of that staff was put together by Barry Alvarez). This year he had no Doeren, no Chrust, no Rudolph (Wisconsin's best recruiter) and no Huxtable (Their second best recruiter). The team really struggled.
3.Bielema doesn't like to recruit
4. He complained about how Urban recruited at Ohio State this year, he's gonna hate the SEC.
It is telling that Wisconsin fans are more upset by the timing than him actually leaving.
Auburn is also about to hire Gus Malzahn. Meaning for the second year in a row, Arkansas State has their coach leave after 1 year.
Petrino to Idaho... Paul Petrino.
Also sounds like Darrel Hazel to Purdue
Willie Taggert has backing for the USF job
Bielema to Arkansas is extremely bizarre.
If he didn't like the way Urban recruits, he's in for a bunch of miserable days in the SEC. He's going to have a hard time selling that style of football to recruits in a conference (division) with LSU and Alabama.
Bielema is a defensive guy. Team struggled this year on offense without Chryst. Yes they didn't have Russell Wilson, but they made a Rose Bowl with Scott Tolzien and were a top 10 team with John Stocco. Common theme? Paul Chryst as OC.
Sounds like it's Mahlzan to Auburn. Figured that would happen.
Under the radar hire: Steve Addazio to BC. That's a good hire, he's a good coach. Looks like Charlie won't be getting away from him when we move to the ACC.
With the Wisconsin job openning up, Pitt fans better run for their Tums and Malox. They might be searching for a coach...again.
Meanwhile the Gundy to UT rumors are starting to ramp up.
“Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons. Doesn't seem right.”
So are the Strong to UT rumors. I'm guessing he's the next head coach at UT.