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Bret Bielema leaves Badgers for Razorbacks

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(WMC-TV) - It's a new era in Fayetteville with new Arkansas coach Bret Bielema trading in his Badger red for the Cardinal and white of the Razorbacks.

Bielema looks to re-energize a program that won just four games last year after the Bobby Petrino debacle.

The Hogs will likely hit the ground running.

During his last season at Wisconsin, Bielema's Badgers ranked 13 in the country, averaging 236 yards a game on the ground.

"What you really do if you become a good running team is you be able to run the football when everyone in the stadium knows you're going to run the football," said Brett Bielema. "I knew I had a good team when we played Michigan and we ran the football 28 times in a row. That's when I knew we had a good rushing football team."

Arkansas opens with Louisiana-Lafayette August 31 in Fayetteville

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