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Bielema's letter to Jeff Long in September

This, folks, is what we refer to as a "signal".

Back in September, Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema wrote the following letter to Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long:


Just wanted to say that this note is long past due. As I watched your press conference this past spring I wanted to reach out and say how much I respected your actions but more importantly your words. As a head coach I know that my comments are looked at in every way possible. Here at UW I have a great AD because he is a man of his word and asks the same for all of us. Best wishes moving forward and say strong. It was the right call!

Best wishes,


P.S. One thing I have learned through my time here at UW is that today’s society wants to win them all, but as Coaches and Administrators we need to balance the Big Picture for all our student athletes!

Arkansas released a copy of the hand written letter today in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.