Bielema Press Conference Recap: Alex Collins Temporarily Removed From Team, Robb Smith Introduced

Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

What was expected to be a routine introduction of a new defensive coordinator had a few interesting tidbits.

The most talked-about piece of information is that Alex Collins has been "removed from the team" for a week. I guess this is sort of like a suspension but not really, since Bielema obviously didn't want to use that word.

It appears he won't be doing normal team stuff, but will apparently be spending time with strength and conditioning coach Ben Herbert, which sounds like a peach of a time.

Or maybe he just said something he shouldn't have on Twitter. Collins is pretty active on it, but his tweets are typically pretty mild. As we all know, however, only takes one split-second mistake to put something out there you probably shouldn't. We've all been there.

This isn't the first time Collins has had some sort of run-in with team discipline. He was held out of the first quarter of the Mississippi State game last fall for reportedly being late to a weight lifting session.

But the main purpose of the press conference was to introduce Robb Smith.

I'll let you all make your own jokes about the image of Petrino strutting around Miami, probably giving people looks. That's such a rich image.

Sometimes I think the only two words any defensive coordinator knows are "simplicity" and either "aggression" or "attack". "Swarm" is also acceptable if you're artsy.

My favorite of all time was when Willie Robinson said the idea for Arkansas' defense was "see ball, get ball". Apparently that was too complex and we're still working on breaking it down. Need lowest common denominator stuff.

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