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Bielema Responds To Kliff Kingsbury At Arkansas' Weekly Press Conference

After Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury directly criticized Bielema immediately following the Red Raiders' victory Saturday night, Bielema used his first media opportunity since then to respond.

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What way would that be, Coach B? If there is anything Bielema is known for, it's decorum.

Get motivated however you need to get motivated. For instance, next year, when it's time to play the next game at War Memorial, if you need to use a local blogger's column that questions your ability to properly motivate the team to play well in Little Rock, by all means use the column.

That's probably true. If Kingsbury's quotes were accurate, I doubt Bielema was specifically referring to Texas Tech. I think he was referring to the spread offense in general, which bothered Kingsbury because not only does he run said offense, but the vast majority of high schools in the state also use it. And since Kingsbury is the son of a Texas high school coach, he probably took it personally, and used it as a way to solidify his bona fides with recruits.

If there's anyone who understands "just play the game and move on," it's Bielema. Except for Ohio State. He hasn't played them since 2012 and we all know how he feels about them.


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Did Bielema really say "A-double-S"? Really? Kingsbury wasn't afraid to say "ass." Lame.

This is a fair point. Arkansas did take a healthier, more talented team into Lubbock last year and destroyed the Raiders. But, unfortunately, few people care about last year right now. Especially early last year.

All this means is the two teams need to meet in a bowl game for a rubber match.

Bielema should know as well as anyone that any public comment he makes anywhere will be saved and used by somebody. Isn't that what they teach the players?

This is probably the worst thing he said. How long does Bielema think he can sail on his Wisconsin record? He's 2-14 in the SEC at Arkansas. Odds significantly favor him having another losing season in Year 3. Meanwhile, Kingsbury is 15-13 at Tech and has Johnny Manziel's breakthrough on his resume.

Razorback fans should be upset about that one because all it's going to do is make people bring up Arkansas' paltry record over the last few years.

That's probably it for now unless Arkansas and Tech meet in a bowl game.