You have no history or merit to stand on. With Houston Nutt, a coach coming from Murray State and Boise State, Ark had 7 seasons in the top 3 of the west (out of 10). With BMFP, in 4 season finished 4th, 4th, 2nd and 3rd in that order. Last year (worst year since Arkansas joined the SEC) STILL didn't finish last...
So a coach comes in with 3 conference titles from a "big 5 conference" and he is supposed to just flop?
Bielema is a Wisconsin type of guy, not an Arkansas-SEC type of guy. He is going to find the going far more difficult than he imagined. I dislike him, personally, but that shouldn't color my opinion, I know. My gut instinct tells me he's not going to be a good SEC coach. I may be absolutely wrong (I frequently am). So, I hope he does a good job and lifts Arkansas back to SEC-powerhouse status.