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Former Arkansas coach Bret Bielema will receive an $11.8 million buyout to pay off the final three years of his contract, according to ESPN.

Bielema was fired last Friday after five years in Fayetteville.

Some members of Arkansas' board of trustees tried to argue that the school owed Bielema between $5 million and $6 million. Bielema's attorney, meanwhile, wanted the full $15.4 million buyout. But the sides agreed on the negotiated settlement, which should be executed in the next few days, the source told ESPN.

The Razorbacks are expected to focus their coaching search on Auburn's Gus Malzahn, a former Arkansas assistant coach. Arkansas officials announced earlier this week that the school had hired DHR International to conduct its coaching search.
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Dude gets $1MM for every SEC win over 5 years I guess. Frick you Bert.
Reply14 months
That's more than Aggy. SWC rich AF.
Reply14 months
50% and he will have to pay taxes and his agent out of his half
Reply14 months
11.8 million and his wife will take 50%
Reply14 months
He’s filthy rich and has that fine blonde wife to eat out whenever he’s in the mood. Life is good for Bert
Reply14 months
Wow, anybody ever tell you that you have a strong sense of reality...not
14 months
Bert prolly prefers Golden Corral, I would imagine.
14 months
I can’t believe he got an extension to begin with. He’s a good coach up North, but not in the SEC. He will find work again. A ridiculous buyout for a coach that never really did anything with the Hogs. I wonder what the buyout will be for Jimbo if he signs that contract with A&M? 75 million over 10 years for a coach coming off of a losing season! Universities are just throwing money away. I think FSU has had enough of this every year, and they’re ready to move on from Fisher, imo. He should improve the team, but I don’t see them being realative, going against the SEC West.
Reply14 months
Now we know why Jeff Long was fired.
Reply14 months
He'll have to spend 75% of it on Jen to make sure she doesn't leave him for a man that weighs under 300lbs
Reply14 months
I'm thinking he'll get another chance at HC. Arkansas just wasn't a good fit. I think he's a good coach
14 months
That's a lot of BUFFET money
Reply14 months
Pigs get Fat Hogs gets slaughtered
Reply14 months
lol, Touché
14 months
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