Arkansas has been lacking any type of true defensive influence at the head coaching position and has always been able to put up points in big numbers. They have the athletes on offense most years but lack a true sense of defense. Bret will bring defense to Arkansas, something that they have been without for years and still manage to slow LSU down. Bielema may not be Nick Saban or Les Miles, but that doesn't mean given the same resources he can't be successful.
I worded it incorrectly. Given SEC resources. Aren't they currently upgrading facilities at Arkansas? Just because they don't have exactly what LSU and Bama has doesn't mean they can't become successful.
The Gumps and barners up here were on radio saying they would take bielema over miles any day. I don't care for him bc is notorious for trolling other fanbases but he is a pretty solid coach and had limited resources compared to what he will have at Arkansas
He's not a bad coach but not an elite one either. He doesn't bring any great scheme advantage and his style of play doesn't fit with the personnel currently residing in Fayetteville. Which makes the hire even stranger because he isnt known as a good recruiter and isn't known as a very likeable guy. Who knows, he may just be what Arkansas needs but I see him gone in 3-4 years
Truth they don't have to same resources and certainly has a disadvantage in recruiting. Facilities at Arkansas however are in the upper tier of the conference. LSU as of today has the best facilities in the conference not counting the stadium. the decayed tooth bowl that is BDS is the best stadium in the conference(not counting atmosphere)