Bret Bielema did not mince words Saturday on following his team’s 28-7 loss to TCU in front of a sellout crowd at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
“The two missed field goals are just embarassing, we’ll go for it every time or we gotta find a new kicker, I’m done with this.”
“What we have to do as coaches is look at what we are asking our kids to do, and make sure we have the guys in there to execute it.”
Bielema was remarkably candid, even by his standards during his post game radio chat with Chuck Barrett on the Razorback Sports Network from IMG.
It sure sounds like Cole Hedlund won’t be kicking field goals anymore this season. I read the quote before I heard it and I had to do a double take to make sure it was right. You can hear for yourself in the link above it is true. We have not heard Bielema this frustrated yet at Arkansas and that is noteworthy.
What we have heard before is the same old song and dance about getting players in the best position to be successful.
Quit talking about it and do it already!
We have heard these same tired lines for years almost to the letter but the game results are not matching the words we hear.
Arkansas is 8-7 in its last 15 games.
The TCU game feels like a turning point. It feels like the hour glass has flipped over for the last time. The next time that last grain of sand runs dry, it may be Arkansas that is looking for a new football coach unless something drastically changes over the next 15 games.