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Bielema introduced at Arkansas

From telling his players to not pay attention to rumors to gone in 24 hours, Bret Bielema's decision to leave Wisconsin for the SEC was a move that was a surprise to everyone, including close friend, and boss, Barry Alvarez.

MADISON - At breakfast in New York Tuesday midmorning, Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez returned to his room to a number of phone calls, one of which was from his head coach saying he needed to speak with him. As that conversation with Bret Bielema progressed and the seventh year coach telling him more and more about Arkansas, Alvarez recognized that Bielema's dancing around the topic...

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