A new day

Arkansas' burly new coach gives team a fresh outlook

By: Tom Murphy
Published: Sunday, August 25, 2013
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema sensed the players' bruised pride following a 4-8 record, so the new coaching staff made it a point not to browbeat players with reminders of it. "There's definitely a new feeling around here," sophomore tailback Jonathan Williams says.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema sensed the players' bruised pride following a 4-8 record, so the new coaching staff made it a point not to browbeat players with reminders of it. "There's definitely a new feeling around here," sophomore tailback Jonathan Williams says.

If not for a chance meeting on a Florida beach and a scribbled note of support last September, there is a strong chance Arkansas football would be trekking off in another direction for Saturday’s season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette.

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