Bret Bielema explains key element in his program
Posted by: Josh Kendall on January 14, 2013
Arkansas is pulling out all the stops to introduce new head coach Bret Bielema to its fan base, and part of the effort is The Razorback Football Experience. In this behind-the-scenes show, Bielema talks about his thoughts on coaching and life.
"I am not a screamer and a yeller. I enjoy flip-flop Friday. I love kind of taking things for what they are," Bielema said.
Bielema's philosophy on life dovetails with his thoughts about leading a football program, he said.
"The greatest thing I have been able to say on a daily basis is I live every day for what it is," he said. "The one element we have on this earth is we all share a thing called time. No matter how much money you have, no matter how much wealth you have, you can't buy time, you can't borrow time, you can't recreate time, you can't go back and change time. All you can worry about is what today is. One of the things we will talk about in our program is every day matters."
Bielema takes over a huge challenge in a division that currently is dominated by Alabama and LSU.
"A lot of people might not expect great things out of us, but we'll expect it from within," he said. "It's a race from now until next year's SEC championship game, and the only one who controls that race is me. I don't want to be the head coach of mediocrity. I want to be the head coach of excellence. I think the part our kids will embrace is I expect them to have success in every area of life."
Josh Kendall is a staff writer for CoachingSearch.com and has covered the SEC for more than 15 years for papers such as the Athens Banner-Herald, Macon Telegraph, and The State. He’s the father of two boys who he’s hoping don’t inherit his wide receiver frame and offensive guard feet. Follow @EyeOnCoaches on twitter and send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org