Twitter Reacts to the Bielema News

By Jason Priestas on December 4, 2012 at 8:10p

We're still trying to get our head around the fact that Bret Bielema is now the head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks. His new contract is reportedly a six-year deal, worth $3.2 million annually, which is a raise over the $2.5 million he was paid in Madison.

Barry Alvarez and Wisconsin have released a statement. As have Jeff Long and Arkansas.

As you can imagine, the news sparked a Twitter eruption this afternoon. Here's a look at what the Twitterverse had to say about Bielema's departure.


Pat Forde with the tweet heard 'round the world.


Does not compute.


@BeingBielema weighs in.


Of course this is Delany's fault.


We're left to face cold hard realities.


It's a lulz parade.




Ohio State tackle Reid Fragel weighs in.


The BTN's Rick Pizzo with more shocking news.


@BeingBielema is feeling it.


Too easy.




Great day to be a Buckeye fan!


No, really.


Former Badger J.J. Watt with encouraging words for Wisconsin fans.


This would actually be pretty cool.






We'll have more as this story develops.



LadyBuck's picture

I love Kevin's tweet. Yep. Welcome to the B1G Rutgers and Maryland. Good bye Bielema.
Serious question, though, how many kittens will he have when SEC recruiting practices start to kick in?

popeurban's picture

Why no Kirby Smart?  Maybe because I am a B1G football fan, but I am just not impressed with this move if I am a Razorback fan.  But apparently they are.

Alhan's picture

But apparently they are.

He's gotta be better than John L., right?

"Nom nom nom" - Brady Hoke

Buckeye1036's picture

I guess Bret Bielema forgot his gentlemen's agreement with the University of Wisconsin.

Denster's picture

hah! zing.

"It's a double-barreled pistol that fires hard work and victory..."

ATXbucknut's picture

We took Urb form the SEC.  The SEC took Bielema from the B1G.  Hmmm, which conference got the better end of the deal?

KillerNut's picture

When you weigh the options, the SEC seems to get more

D-Day0043's picture

Lol! Well played sir... Well played...

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

Unky Buck's picture

I was literally about to type this same response. I'll just do a golf clap as a congratulatory showing of my appreciation for the Bielema fat jokes instead.
Or I can do an internet ::HIGH FIVE:: to all of those around. Either way, it works for me.

If you jiggle your monitor, does that make a jiggly gif?

PharmBuck's picture


"You're pissed because we went after a committed guy? Guess what, we got 9 guys who better go do it again," said Meyer. "Do it a little harder next time."

BuckeyeAsylum's picture

This guy simultaneously makes SEC worse and better... The small amount of steals Arkansas could generate from the bigger teams in that conference has basically closed to zero now. So one of their programs downgrade while handing easier recruiting to the others making them just a bit more powerful.

Bret Dielemma.

FloridaBuck's picture

Seriously, from the man who says "We don't want to be like the SEC in any way, shape, or form".  A hypocrite, a dumbass, and a platypus.  But good riddance, Arkansas will be asking for their money back in three years.

Brutus' Left Nut's picture

Not to be confused with a walrus.  With both the walrus and the platypus leaving the B1G, who will step us as the next warm blooded mammal that everyone thinks is cold blooded?  Perhaps a coach will emerge that resembles a seal?

Killer nuts's picture

Over/under 4.5 years before he leaves Arkansas 

luckynewman13's picture

I can't see Arkansas getting more than 8 wins in any of the next 3 or 4 years with the current state of the Razorbacks program after getting John L'd (never mind having to compete with Miles and Saban). And for some reason Arkansas fans believe they should be competing for the SEC crown every year.
3 or 4 years
maybe even just 2

theDuke's picture

didn't play Georgia or Florida this year either... yikes. going with the under on this one. 


D-Day0043's picture

Under. I say two years and he's gone. I can't wait to see how he gets along with those good ol' boys down there.

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skycake's picture

The only coach I can think of recently who failed so miserably as to not get another chance was Ron Prince. As long as Bielema only moderately fails at Arkansas, I don't think anyone will hold his exit from Wisconsin against him so much as to not hire him. It's the nature of the business. 

Seabass1974's picture

Under, I give him 3 years and given the way he left Wiscy I see it being difficult for him to find another decent job for a while.

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

headina's picture

Lolz. I don't know who is more of the fool, Bielema, Arkansas in general, or that old hillbilly Bobby Petrino. 


Kalamazoo Steve's picture

I'm very confused as to why Arkansas thinks this is a good hire. Upgrade over John L. for sure, but is Bert the long term answer? Good to be a Buckeye.

KBonay's picture

It's because of his unique ability to develop a young quarterback....wait, what?

luckynutz's picture

At least he can bring his sweet stash of red windbreakers with him. Just has to put hog emblems over the badgers. Good riddance you big douchebag. Saban can't wait to get his hands on "your" recruits.

BigBuck623's picture

Bielema's first play at Arkansas will use 4 TE's.

KillerNut's picture

Direct snap to RB. 5 tight ends

theDuke's picture

I'm pretty sure this is just another case of Arkansas doing college football another favor...
SEE: John L. Smith


buckeyedude's picture

WHAT THE F$%^K?!!!
Right out of left field.
How the hell am I going to hate Wisconsin now?



D-Day0043's picture

You are just going to have to focus and concentrate. There is plenty of hatred left for other schools besides scUM if you channel your negative energy and use proper distribution techniques. 

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collisionbend's picture

It's Delaney's attempt to weaken the SEC.

"There's a fine line between perception and reality." -- Luke Fickell

Kalamazoo Steve's picture

I upgraded you, but felt that wasn't enough. Bravo, sir. F'ing bravo.

Haybucks's picture

Always the smartest man in the room.

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


BuckeyesMJ's picture

How soon before Arkansas is being investigated for recruiting violations? The fox has shed his sheep gear. It won't be easy recruiting against those top notch SEC programs. I find it hilarious that Bielema knew two weeks ago, but was weighing a couple other SEC schools. So you're telling me Bret, you selected Arkansas over Tenn or Auburn?  LOL   Yeah OK

lamplighter's picture

probably Kentucky - maybe he sees himself as the next Bear

chitown buckeye's picture

All I can picture is Meyer/Kiffin gif. Maybe someone with more computer savy could post

"I'm having a heart attack!"

Haybucks's picture

Sorry, gif file too large >2Mb.  
However, here is the link:

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


buckeyedude's picture

I think this is all a part of Jim Delany's plan. He is going to export B1G size and sloth to the SEC. Evil genius.
Next look for Grady Hoke to take a job in Dixie.



Grant Edgell's picture

Reid Fragel takes home the first place ribbon.

Haybucks's picture

I wonder if anyone will count how many time BB turns his head when the crowd shouts "Soooeeee Pig!!!".

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


KillerNut's picture

I salute your wit

buckeyedude's picture

If Beliema was considering "other" SEC schools, you mean to tell me he chose Arky over Tennessee and Auburn?



faux_maestro's picture

Tennessee is a dumpster fire and Auburn may have to pay up soon with the NCAA. I actually see ArKANSAS as the best option.

Your mom told me she wants a Dicken Cidar.

KillerNut's picture

Still. Rocky Top has the recruiting advantage and is closer to the high schools where his type of players tend to come from. IMHO Tenn would have fit best