I’m afraid Bret Bielema’s soul has officially been crushed, and he’s drifted off into a painless land of delusion.
My goal when feuding with Bielema was only to end his career with the Hogs, but I’m afraid I’ve broken his soul. The former Wisconsin coach is no longer living in a land of reality with the rest of us.
His quotes during a recent press conference are only further proof.
“I know people don’t want to hear it, but the things that our kids have battled through and the way that the kids have responded to the adversity … there’s no flinching, there’s no regression,” Bielema told the media.
He also added a golden comment about Mississippi State and how they mirror Arkansas when he stated:
You look at the situation we’re in, we’re a 4-6 team. We’ve got to go forward. They’re a team last year, I remember when we beat them, and because of that game they were cast into a 5-win season which actually put them in a bowl. They had success with [the bowl game], and that propelled them to where they are today. That’s a sign that these things that can [turn around].
What have I done? Did I take this whole situation too far? Bielema is telling the media that there’s been no “regression” in his program (fact check: false) and he sees comparisons to one of the best teams in the country.
Let’s take a trip back to planet reality real quick. Bielema is on pace to have his worst season at Arkansas, only worse to the 3-9 record he had in his first year with the team. That’s the literal definition of the word regression. They beat a 1-8 Coastal Carolina team by one point two weeks ago, and then got killed by LSU. He has no idea what his happening around him.
I’ve been hounding Arkansas for over a year. I’m one of the only people holding Bielema and his program accountable. However, I’m worried in my scorched earth policy that I might have ended his coaching career forever. He’s behaving like a little kid whose dog “went to the farm.” We all know that dog was put down at the vet.
At this point what we’re all witnessing is just sad. For the love of everything that is righteous in this world, Arkansas needs to do the right thing and just fire Bielema. It’s the right thing to do.