What They’re Saying: Bret Bielema at a Loss for Words?


Bret Bielema didn’t have the words to describe how he and his players felt after losing to TCU 28-7, in Fayetteville in front of sold-out stadium of fans and a national television audience courtesy of CBS. Sportswriters and analysts were not at a loss for words. Here is a wrap up of what they had to say about the game.

From the AP:

”We need to come out and score some more points, but (the defense) played unbelievable,” Kenny Hill said. ”… We’ve got a long way to go, but that was a big win. I love it.”

Arkansas has now lost three of its last four games to fall to 26-27 under fifth-year coach Bret Bielema.

”I wish I had words to describe the way I feel and the way our guys feel,” Bret Bielema said. ”… We’ve got to be the most-improved team in the country and get a lot better at the details.”

TCU: The Horned Frogs had lost 31 of their last 34 games to Arkansas dating to 1959, and they felt as if they let a win slip away in Fort Worth last season . It looked like they might let the game get away once again on Saturday, particularly after a second-half fumble deep close to the goal line. However, the defense held time and again and TCU scored two touchdowns within 14 seconds of each other to put the game away in the fourth quarter – capped by Sewo Olonilua’s second score of the game.

”We came here not to think about last year, we came here to win,” Patterson said.

ARKANSAS: The list of concerns is substantial for the Razorbacks, from their struggles in the passing game to special teams. Allen was out of sync for much of Saturday and threw for a career low in yards as a starter, completing only 4 of 13 passes for 31 yards in the second half. Also, junior Cole Hedlund missed field goals of 23 and 20 yards and is 14 of 24 for his career.


Post-Game press conference from Bret Bielema




From SECcountry:

Two weeks from now in Arlington, Texas, two men will be coaching for their jobs. It’s Arkansas vs. Texas A&M, to the death — of a career.

If Bielema loses to Kevin Sumlin and Texas A&M, you can probably count the number of remaining Bielema supporters on one hand.


Player post-game interviews

Gary Patterson’s post-game press conference

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