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Report: Bret Bielema going to Arkansas

UW Football coach Bret Bielema will be taking a head coaching job in Arkansas, according to a report from CBSsports.com.

The report indicates the announcement is expected to come Tuesday with an introduction expected on Wednesday.

It's unclear if Bielema will coach the Badgers for the Rose Bowl.

Bielema coached the Badgers for seven years as head coach and has taken the Badgers to three straight Rose Bowls.

The Associated Press reports Bielema will sign a multi-year contract soon, citing a person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the school had not yet made an official announcement.

The move was the second stunning hire at Arkansas, which brought in John L. Smith after firing Bobby Petrino earlier this year after a scandal in which Petrino hired his mistress to work in the football department.

Arkansas was 21-5 the last two seasons, but went 4-8 this season under Smith. Athletic director Jeff Long announced after the season that Smith would not return.

Bielema was 68-24 in seven seasons at Wisconsin, including an 8-5 mark this season.

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