Enough is officially enough in Fayetteville. Bret Bielema's tenure with the Arkansas Razorbacks is over following Friday's 48-45 home loss to Missouri.
BREAKING: Bielema out as head coach. pic.twitter.com/f5hOcTcbtc— Andrew Scaglione (@5NEWSAndrew) November 24, 2017
The defeat dropped the Hogs to 4-8 on the season and a dreadful 1-7 in Southeastern Conference play. A three-time Big Ten champion coach at Wisconsin, Bielema just couldn't find the same sweet spot with the Razorbacks, where he finishes with an overall record of 29-34.
Most disappointingly, Bielema posted a winning conference record just once since coming to Arkansas in 2013.
Since Jen Bielema tweeted #karma in September 2013 after Wisconsin’s controversial loss at Arizona State; Wisconsin is 50-12, Arkansas is 26-34— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 24, 2017
University brass were clearly anticipating the big decision, as the official announcement on the head coach's ouster was delivered within mere minutes of today's game going final at Razorback Stadium.
A press release announcing Bielema's firing was given to the media while we were waiting for his postgame press conference. He is still coming in to speak to the media.— Trent Shadid (@Shadid13) November 24, 2017
Bielema is sure to land on his feet sooner rather than later, but it's more than clear that the brutal SEC West was too much for him to handle.