Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll.
Note sent by Bielema to UA's Long handed out
FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2012, file photo, Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema shouts from the sidelines during an NCAA college football game against Penn State in State College, Pa. . A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, that Bielema has agreed to become the new coach at Arkansas. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
New Arkansas football Coach Bret Bielema lauded Jeff Long, his new boss, for his actions in dealing with the Bobby Petrino scandal in a handwritten note that included the line “It was the right call!” The note was released Monday by the University of Arkansas.
Sports, Pages 17 on 12/11/2012
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