In a stunning coup, Arkansas will hire Wisconsin's Bret Bielema as its next football coach, Yahoo! Sports has learned.
Bielema, who has taken the Badgers to three straight Rose Bowls, was nowhere on the radar amid months of speculation over who Arkansas would hire.
An announcement will come Tuesday, sources told Y! Sports, but Bielema is not expected to be introduced until Wednesday.
Stating the obvious, but this isn't the greatest development for Bates and BC:
Somewhere, Bob Diaco just pulled the chute on his jump back. You know Barry Alvarez is back-channeling through Dr. Lou to get to Bobby D.— Keith Arnold (@KeithArnoldNBC) December 4, 2012
Stay classy, Irish beat writers.
Diaco can't be tops on Wisconsin's wish list. Not with the types of coaches being mentioned for the now vacant Wisconsin head coaching position on Twitter. You have to think Pitt's Paul Chryst is an early leader for the now vacant Wisco position. Still, there's a chance this complicates things for Bates and Boston College.