Source: Arkansas Hires Wisconsin Coach
The rumors come to an end at Arkansas as to who will lead the school's football team.
Television station KFSM in Fort Smith, Ark. reports that the University has announced Bret Bielema as the next head coach.
Bielema will sign a multi-year contract soon, according to the person who spoke to the Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity. The school has not yet made an official announcement.
The move was the second stunning hire at Arkansas, which brought in John L. Smith after firing Bobby Petrino earlier this year after a scandal in which Petrino hired his mistress to work in the football department.
Arkansas was 21-5 the last two seasons, but went 4-8 this season under Smith. Athletic director Jeff Long announced after the season that Smith would not return.
Bielema was 68-24 in seven seasons at Wisconsin, including an 8-5 mark this season.
We have a crew heading to Fayetteville this evening. Stay with KTUL.com as our sports department gathers the latest information.
The Associated Press and KFSM-TV contributed to this story.