Bret Bielema spoke at a booster club event in Little Rock on Thursday night, his first public appearance since the NCAA introduced legislation proposing a 10-second defensive substitution penalty after every snap. FootballScoop has previously outlined Bielema's efforts to push for such a rule, and Thursday night offered his first chance to defend the rule.
From the timeline of Arkansas Democrat-Gazette writer Troy Schulte, here are Bielema's comments:
And because there was no possible way Bielema's initial comment could truly be as insensitive as it first appeared.
The Associated Press also covered the event. Among those quotes: