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Arkansas’ Bret Bielema cursed out by university professor

24 September 2016: Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema during the Southwest Classic college football game between the Arkansas and Texas A&M at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.  Texas A&M won the game 45-24.  (Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire)
(Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire)

The Arkansas Razorbacks lost to the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday 49-30, moving the team to 4-2 on the season. Beating the No. 1 Crimson Tide is notoriously difficult, due to the recruiting and talent machine that head coach Nick Saban has generated in Tuscaloosa.

But one fan, and it turns out a professor at the University of Arkansas, was not pleased with Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema, who was arrested for cursing out the head coach during the team’s dismantling at home on Saturday.

The professor, Lawton Lanier Nalley, is an assistant professor of agricultural economics and agricultural business, although maybe not for long. Charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct while at the game, the heckling professor reportedly dropped, “If I had your record I’d be *expletive* fired. *Expletive* you,” on Bielema, before promptly being escorted from his seat.

A former defensive lineman for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1989-1992, Bielema got his coaching career underway as a graduate assistant at Iowa, staying there through 2001 as the team’s linebackers coach. He would move on to Kansas State for two seasons (2002-2003) where he’d serve as co-defensive coordinator, before becoming the defensive coordinator at Wisconsin from 2004-2005. Starting in 2006, he would take over the Badgers’ full-time and stay there until taking over at Arkansas beginning in 2013.

The Razorbacks have started the 2016 season 4-2, having a key win on the road over TCU, but has started the SEC season 0-2 after losing to Texas A&M on Sep. 24 and Alabama on Saturday. The team welcomes in Ole Miss next week.

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