Nov 2, 2013; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema during the game against the Auburn Tigers at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Auburn defeated Arkansas 35-17. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Bret Bielema takes shot at Oklahoma bringing in Dorial Green-Beckham

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The big story in college football on Thursday was that former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is transferring to the Oklahoma Sooners after the Tigers dismissed the talented, yet troubled receiver in the spring after his latest brush with the law.

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema was a guest on “Sports Talk with Bo” and took a not-so-subtle shot at Oklahoma for bringing a player like Green-Beckham.

He has a checkered past with drug issues and legal troubles and said there’s no room for a player like that on the Razorbacks.

As talented as Green-Beckham is after a 12-touchdown season with Missouri that likely was going to result in him being named a first-team All-SEC preseason pick and potential All-American, he also falls into both of those categories after multiple arrests, including a suspension, for marijuana and his run-ins with the law.

All that baggage is too much for Bielema who also said he has a strict no tolerance policy for marijuana and drug use and is pretty adherent to that policy.

This isn’t the first time Bielema has been outspoken as he made some waves in his first year in Fayetteville about the use of hurry-up, no-huddle offenses and the dangers of operating as such a pace.

He didn’t need to mention the name of the school, but that was a comment directed at Auburn and much like that comment, he didn’t need to mention Oklahoma or Bob Stoops, but that is how it will be perceived and interpreted.

I applaud Bielema for running the program his way and not taking chances on players with legal and drug issues, so do you have any issue with his comments?


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  • Evan

    2013 SEC Wins: Oklahoma – 1, Arkansas – 0

  • chief. rain in the puss

    Who cares what bielema thinks he is a loser people are human.

  • Clayton Blackwell

    As I understand it Arkansas reached out to him before he signed the waiver, (a violation) and he wasn’t interested, now Bielema says they wouldn’t take him. Sit on your high horse and judge people you don’t know without the facts all you want Mr. Bielema, no one cares what you think outside of piggie land…hypocrite. Kid never failed a drug test, just was with people with drugs, and wasn’t charged in the other incident because it wasn’t as bad as the media made it out to be.

  • Charlie p.

    Oklahoma is good at winning except when it matters –like championship games. However, they are great at mouthing off.

    • disqus_

      I know 7 reasons that say otherwise.