Sure, the last time the LSU job was open, you hired a coach with a record barely above .500 in the weak big12.
Les Miles' record at Okie St. was pretty great. He had a 57% winning percentage which was the best win percentage at that program for a coach who had been there for at least two season since 1933.
Miles had a better record than Jimmie Johnson and PAt Jones (who had Barry Sanders and Thurman Thomas). Miles, relative to his program, had a terrific track record at OSU.
Bielesma has a good resume, but he strikes me as a win the press conference, not the hire kind of coaching hire. I'd rather have Kirby Smart, for example. But I think Arkansas wanted a BCS coach more than anything, so they got one. But I think his weakness as a recruiter is a real concern.