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Bielema agrees to leave Wisconsin for Arkansas

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Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema reacts Saturday after Wisconsin defeated Nebraska to win the Big Ten Conference championship in Indianapolis. Sources say Bielema has agreed to become the new coach at Arkansas.

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Bret Bielema is taking his brand of power football to Arkansas, leaving Wisconsin after seven seasons. Arkansas released a statement Tuesday night saying Bielema has agreed to a deal to take over the program reeling following the firing of former coach Bobby Petrino. A person familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the information hasn't been released publicly, says the deal is for six years and $3.2 million annually.
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