Many, many Arkansas publications are abuzz this afternoon with the news that the University of Arkansas is expected to tap Bret Bielema as the Razorbacks head coach.
Bielema, who has been with the Wisconsin program since 2004, is expected to take over where John L. Smith and Bobby Petrino left off earlier this year. Petrino was ousted in April for maintaining an “undisclosed relationship” with an employee — a relationship discovered when he crashed his motorcycle with the woman riding passenger.
The former Iowa lineman, coached at Iowa and and Kansas State before Wisconsin took him on, according to Arkansas News.
If announced during Wednesday’s press conference, Bielema’s hire will end eight months of searching for a permanent head Razorback coach.