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Bielema brings Badgers DC to Razorbacks

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When Bret Bielema takes to the field for his first game as Arkansas’ head coach, he’ll have at least one very familiar face in place.

In a release, the Razorbacks announced that Chris Ash has been hired as Bielema’s defensive coordinator.  Ash served in the same capacity for Bielema the past two seasons at Wisconsin.

“I am excited to welcome Chris to our staff,” said Bielema in a statement. “In the last three years working together, I gained a great respect for the way Chris teaches the game and develops student-athletes.

“I’ve followed his career for a long time, and his knowledge of the way we run our program and specifically the defense will be valuable for us moving forward in our transition. Chris helped us improve drastically in our pass defense at Wisconsin where his defenses consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally in all the major categories.”

Ash came to Wisconsin in 2010 and served as defensive backs coach.  He was promoted a year later to coordinator, and was in charge of a unit that finished 13th in scoring defense in 2011 and is currently 19th in that category this season.

UA also announced that Ash will remain with the UW football program through the Badgers’ Jan. 1 appearance in the Rose Bowl.

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43 Responses to “Bielema brings Badgers DC to Razorbacks”
  1. zoellner25 says: Dec 11, 2012 6:43 PM

    Now the shit is going to hit the fan in Madison. Bielema is such a turd. Enjoy him for a few years, Hogs fans, until he gets fired.

  2. madtownthrowdown says: Dec 11, 2012 6:55 PM

    After this I truly believe Wisconsin is down to Brad Childress and Daryl Bevell as the only guys who are going to want to coach this promising team with 31 juniors coming back. :( anyone else got any other true possibilities? Seems like everyone is turnin it down. Peterson, Golden, Tucker……… Shits gettin’ real

  3. teedraper says: Dec 11, 2012 7:04 PM

    LOL@Wisconsin fans! Get over it! The coach was better than your beloved Madison! LOL! You people are a joke! Do you really understand your relevance in the cfb world? No one cares? When have you last won a national title if ANY? LOL@ you heart broken wussies! You talk about this coach as if he’s not the reason you’re barely relevant today.

    Shut up

  4. bdnnbd says: Dec 11, 2012 7:13 PM

    ^most ignorant comment ever posted on here? Possible.

  5. rsmeans says: Dec 11, 2012 7:15 PM

    Arkansas up up next year.
    Wisconsin down down next year.
    SEC up up next year.
    Little Ten down down next year.

  6. madtownthrowdown says: Dec 11, 2012 7:15 PM

    Please Teen Raper tell me when Arkansas last won a football Natl. Championship? Look up best college towns/game day traditions/atmosphere/toughest places to play and you will find UW way higher then Arkansas in all of those categories.

  7. madtownthrowdown says: Dec 11, 2012 7:22 PM

    And yet again- the SEC fans referring to the little ten but yet your happy with taking one of those coaches? Hmmm…. A bit contradictory.

  8. brewcrewfan54 says: Dec 11, 2012 7:38 PM

    Its really no surprise that a guy leaving one school is taking an assistant with him. This should surprise no one. I expect more to leave as well.

  9. js20011041 says: Dec 11, 2012 8:14 PM

    Any of the baseball fans on here notice the vast difference between hardballtalk commenters and college/profoootballtalk commenters in terms of level of logical thinking and ability to form complete, structured sentences? I love college football, but man is it hard to read the comments in here sometimes. It’s embarrassing that some of these people have graduated from American schools.

  10. thefiesty1 says: Dec 11, 2012 8:44 PM

    Alvarez may have to be HC, OC and DC for the Rose Bowl. Anyone think he’s up for the task? Looks like 3 no 4 RB loses in a role. Maybe he should just forfeit.

  11. ronin262 says: Dec 11, 2012 8:47 PM

    Wisconsin is one of the toughest places to play? Really? Is there broken glass on the field? It sure isn’t because of the UW football team.

  12. Deb says: Dec 11, 2012 9:06 PM

    @madtownthrowdown …

    Would you be happy with Childress? That was a bit of a madhouse in Minnesota.

  13. madtownthrowdown says: Dec 11, 2012 9:08 PM

    Your right its because of the fans dumb ass.

  14. madtownthrowdown says: Dec 11, 2012 9:09 PM

    Heck no. No one wants Childress.

  15. madtownthrowdown says: Dec 11, 2012 9:10 PM

    Was kind of hopin for Ash. I’ll just eat my cheese and drink my high life’s until Alvarez figures this shit out.

  16. zoellner25 says: Dec 11, 2012 9:47 PM

    Hogs fans, when Bielema forgets how to manage a clock at the end of a half, you’ll understand. He’s the worst clock managing head coach on earth. Just you wait. And with Bama and LSU in your division, you won’t win shit, not to mention A&M, Georgia, Florida, etc etc etc.

  17. teedraper says: Dec 11, 2012 10:03 PM

    madtownthrowdown,

    It’s the SEC dufus! Arky is a lot closer to winning one than Wisky ever will be.

  18. teedraper says: Dec 11, 2012 10:04 PM

    bdnnbd,

    U mad? Wisky is crap football! Always have & always will be. The nerve of any of you idiotic Wisky fans acting like you’re actually owed anything & better than coach B need a wake up call!

  19. irishdodger says: Dec 11, 2012 10:22 PM

    Alvarez will likely hire an up & coming coordinator from another school vs some retread. It was tweeted that NetJets had a plane leave South Bend flying to Madison. It’d be ironic if he went w/ ND DC Diaco. I’d prefer he stay @ ND….just like I wished Alvarez had never left his DC position @ ND after the ’88 season,

  20. jjh1982 says: Dec 11, 2012 11:05 PM

    hey teenraper get a girlfriend

  21. brewcrewfan54 says: Dec 11, 2012 11:50 PM

    Teedraper, You really make yourself look like a moron the way you’re trashing UW. Wisconsin isn’t Alabama but its a good job. And the last time Wisconsin played Arkansas UW won. And that was a Darren McFadden- Felix Jones led team.

  22. emperorzero says: Dec 12, 2012 8:13 AM

    This is a great step for Arkansas! If Petrino was there he would have made his girlfriend DC.

    Congratulations, Arkansas! You’re still a second rate SEC team that can’t beat anyone decent and can’t travel north of Little Rock.

  23. muskyhunter2542 says: Dec 12, 2012 9:23 AM

    Arkansas, Really Arkansas the most back ass hillbilly, racest, dixie flag waving, no teeth having, fu*kin your own sister then marrying your 1st cousin place in the country… Enjoy folks!!!

    Soooo Weeeeee!!! Snort Snort Snort

    Pig Fu*kers…

  24. thegamecocker says: Dec 12, 2012 9:28 AM

    Bielma is a fake, phony, fraud with a big mouth! He fired a Asst Coach during this past season which is tantamount to throwing someone under the bus. He would end all his interviews with “ON WISCONSIN”!

    Not to worry Wisconsin fans, Alvarez will either take the job himself until he finds a truly worthy replacement which is not so bad. I feel bad for Arkansas though, because they feel they have the right guy… but I don’t think they do!

    I like Wisconsin University! Academically it is one of the best schools in the country and athletically they always competitive. I compare this school in many ways with Stanford!

  25. packerup says: Dec 12, 2012 9:30 AM

    You know the difference between the Student Athletes in the Big Ten and the SEC ? Student athletes in the Big Ten can at least spell the name of their conference…

  26. muskyhunter2542 says: Dec 12, 2012 9:30 AM

    teedraper says:
    Dec 11, 2012 10:04 PM
    bdnnbd,

    U mad? Wisky is crap football! Always have & always will be. The nerve of any of you idiotic Wisky fans acting like you’re actually owed anything & better than coach B need a wake up call!

    _________
    3x Running Big 10 Champs= Crap football

  27. metalhead65 says: Dec 12, 2012 10:18 AM

    razorback fans can look forward to running up the score against the little sisters of the poor schools they play but also choking against the rest of the schools in the sec. I can only hope fla.,bama. and lsu score as many points as possible against this arrogant prick and then say after the game they did not try and run up the score. in other words when they are up 60-0 at halftime they wait until halfway thru the 4th. qtr. before they take out their starters because we all know teams can come back in games like that.

  28. foreverlsu says: Dec 12, 2012 11:03 AM

    muskyhunter2542 says:Dec 12, 2012 9:23 AM

    Arkansas, Really Arkansas the most back ass hillbilly, racest, dixie flag waving, no teeth having, fu*kin your own sister then marrying your 1st cousin place in the country… Enjoy folks!!!

    Soooo Weeeeee!!! Snort Snort Snort

    Pig Fu*kers…
    ____________

    very classy! Wisconsin seems like such a great school to get an education like this poster has. I know UW fans must be so proud.

  29. thegamecocker says: Dec 12, 2012 11:09 AM

    @foreverlsu

    Hope this misfit does not represent the fans of Wisconsin. That is all I can say.

  30. prince5000 says: Dec 12, 2012 1:12 PM

    to foreverlsu: why all that hate? your life must be really suck. kinda sad.

  31. houndofthebaskervols says: Dec 12, 2012 1:31 PM

    Woohoo, way to go Bielema. What is that….ONE assistant? Bwahahahahaha

    9 days and counting and all this clown has managed is one hire, a former assistant, and he wont join the team until Jan 5th. Its hilarious. If Arky’s recruiting class is ranked in the Top 75 it will be a miracle.

  32. foreverlsu says: Dec 12, 2012 3:48 PM

    prince5000 says:Dec 12, 2012 1:12 PM

    to foreverlsu: why all that hate? your life must be really suck. kinda sad.
    ______________________

    hey prince, did you even notice who I was responding to? Ask muskyhunter about hate, smart guy. Next time, read before you respond.

  33. thegamecocker says: Dec 12, 2012 3:50 PM

    @foreverlsu

    I guess there is more than one Wisconsin fan that just cannot keep it classy.

  34. foreverlsu says: Dec 12, 2012 4:03 PM

    thegamecocker says:Dec 12, 2012 3:50 PM

    @foreverlsu

    I guess there is more than one Wisconsin fan that just cannot keep it classy.
    _______________

    UW fans are obviously bitter about this …maybe deep down, they realize they can’t do any better than Bielema. Why else would Brad freakin Childress be on the list?

  35. thegamecocker says: Dec 12, 2012 4:18 PM

    I don’t know. I always thought Wisconsin was a great job and paid top dollar to its coaches. Even with all that money the B1G makes, U Wis is so large they can’t afford to pony up! Honestly, I don’t know why Bielma left other than money. But Alvarez is a great coach so even if he takes over and collects his AD paycheck and his Coach paycheck, they should be fine. What they pay their Assistant Coaches could be the problem. But I did not like the way some of these Wis fans attacked you…the one guy not even reading what the other guy wrote to you! I thought it was a great academic school….maybe I was wrong! BTW, I hope the Bayou Bengals crush Clemson. Tryin’ to stay classy and keep the SEC winning.

  36. prince5000 says: Dec 12, 2012 4:44 PM

    foreverlsu: my fault. got the name wrong. sorry bout that. i meant muskyhunter.

  37. Deb says: Dec 12, 2012 5:08 PM

    @madtownthrowdown …

    No, I wouldn’t think you’d want Childress Couldn’t tell from your first post. Although he does make an interesting-looking stewardess ;)

  38. foreverlsu says: Dec 13, 2012 9:15 AM

    prince5000 says:Dec 12, 2012 4:44 PM

    foreverlsu: my fault. got the name wrong. sorry bout that. i meant muskyhunter.
    ________________________

    no problem, prince

  39. beedubyatoo says: Dec 13, 2012 10:24 AM

    rsmeans says:Dec 11, 2012 7:15 PM

    Arkansas up up next year.
    ———————-
    When Arkansas’ choices are either up or down, from where they were ths year, they can only go up.

  40. madtownthrowdown says: Dec 13, 2012 5:31 PM

    I actually think the reason Bielema left is because Alvarez is a micromanager. If anyone has read up on any of this, you’ll see that Alvarez says he wants a guy who is going to run the same offense (micromanage), Why would a guy who is a head coach now with the ability to do anything he wants, want to come to Wisconsin? The other thing is as a season ticket holder to Wisconsin games, I can’t believe the coaches aren’t paid more. They keep raising ticket prices and making mandatory donation fee’s. They’ve even started doing it for hockey these days.

  41. madtownthrowdown says: Dec 13, 2012 5:32 PM

    Correct what i said ticket prices aren’t going up just the mandatory donation fee.

  42. steppdad says: Dec 14, 2012 4:46 AM

    It is truly entertaining how some of you actually act like you have something important to say. Like any of you actually know Bielema. Like any of you truly bleed Wisconson or Arkansas.

    I am from Arkansas. Love Arkansas. I hate how our team self destructed. But they are kids, and kids do that at times.

    I have never had sex with my sister or married a cousin.

    How some of you can turn this into something personal… I don’t get it. I can’t even let my kids read this thread because of many of your comments. On BOTH sides.

    Get a grip. preferably around the handle of a pistol and shoot yourself in the head already.

  43. hatesycophants says: Dec 14, 2012 12:11 PM

    Wow. So, you’re deeply offended by a stereotype-filled response to a lowlife poster, but you suggest all others should commit suicide? Brilliant!

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