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.
New Arkansas coach isn't interested in a 3-year plan
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema understands why the Razorbacks are picked to finish near the bottom of the SEC in his first season after going 4-8 last season, but he believes a turnaround can be accomplished quicker than most anticipate.
History paints a bleak outlook, during the 21 years Arkansas has played in the SEC, for conference teams coming off four-victory seasons as the Razorbacks do heading into the fall under Coach Bret Bielema.
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