Arkansas Fires Bielema Into The Sun

By RLR Staff on November 25, 2017 at 11:00 am
Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema prior to leaving the field after the game against the Missouri Tigers at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Missouri won 48-45.
Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas wasted absolutely no time firing Bret Bielema off into the sun after the Razorbacks' 48-45 home loss to Missouri on Friday night.

In fact, Bielema was told he was done as he was WALKING OFF THE FIELD:

“I was informed coming off the field that I am no longer the coach of Arkansas,” Bielema told reporters. “I’ve never been let go in my entire life, so this is a first for me, but I’ve had quite a few coaches that have moved on always kind of say, whether it’s right, wrong or indifferent, you want to leave the place better than when you got here, and I know that’s happened.”

Bye, Bert.

Bielema, who finished 29-34 in five seasons at Arkansas, is a potential candidate for the newly open head coaching slot at Nebraska. Mike Riley was fired on Saturday morning.