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Bret Bielema takes Arkansas job

Updated: December 15, 2012, 11:09 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Bret Bielema is taking his brand of power football to Arkansas, leaving Wisconsin after seven seasons.

Arkansas released a statement Tuesday night saying Bielema has agreed to a contract to take over the program reeling after the firing of former coach Bobby Petrino.

Bielema will earn $3.2 million annually for six years in his new job at Arkansas, which will also pay its new coach's $1 million buyout to Wisconsin. Arkansas on Wednesday released its ...

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