Around 3:00 p.m. today, Pat Forde set the Twitter machine afire with this Tweet:
Yahoo! Sports exclusive: Bret Bielema leaving Wisconsin for Arkansas.yhoo.it/TDY9yU More to come
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) December 4, 2012
Here are our favorite reactions:
Sorry, Brett: Bo Ryan says you’ll have to sit out a year.
— Hawkize (@hawkize) December 4, 2012
I can’t wait for Bielema to run up the score on Alabama.
— Dan Barreiro (@DanBarreiroKFAN) December 4, 2012
“It’s a great day to be a pig.” Bret Bielema, for pretty much his entire life.
— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) December 4, 2012
If Wisconsin hires former OC Paul Chryst from Pitt, Pitt will need its SIXTH head coach since 2010.
— Michael Rosenberg (@Rosenberg_Mike) December 4, 2012
How in the fuck did Barry Alvarez let that just happen?!?
— Chronic Hoosier (@ChronicHoosier) December 4, 2012
Well the Fire Bielema! dopes will get to see someone else at the helm, it appears. First true HC opening at UWfootball since 1990.
— Matt McManus (@mmcmanus13) December 4, 2012
Having completed 2 seasons coaching Indiana, Kevin Wilson will now have the longest tenure at his school in the Leaders Division.
— Doug Lesmerises (@PDBuckeyes) December 4, 2012
So, obviously, Bielema coached #B1G title game knowing he was going to Arkansas. I thought that “W” he made with his hands was sincere.
— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) December 4, 2012
That being said, Bielema dropping 70 on a team and then leaving the conference is really the only way he could do it. Perfect dismount
— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) December 4, 2012
How in the world is Wisconsin going to find another head coach that looks just like Bucky?
— Elika Sadeghi (@steakNstiffarms) December 4, 2012
— rowdiesdotcom (@rowdiesdotcom) December 4, 2012
Dear Arkansas writers: Your challenge is to get Bielema to finish one sentence before moving on to the next.
— Tom Ziemer (@tomziemer) December 4, 2012
Heal up Madtown coeds. The #Bieledong will be back soon enough for some unfinished business.
— BeingBielema (@BeingBielema) December 4, 2012