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Bret Bielema fired by Arkansas

Bielema went 29-34 in his five seasons.

NCAA Football: Missouri at Arkansas Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Minutes after ending their season with a 48-45 loss to the Missouri Tigers, the Arkansas Razorbacks announced head coach Bret Bielema had been fired.

The school issued a press release Friday evening, which can be seen below.

This news is hardly surprising after the removal of Athletic Director Jeff Long earlier this month, but it will lead to one of the nation’s most intriguing coaching searches.

Bielema went 29-34 with Arkansas, but just 11-29 in SEC play. The Razorbacks appeared in three bowl games in his five-year tenure.