clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

National Signing Day 2016: Arkansas coach Bret Bielema calls Florida "the new Ole Miss"

Woo, pig hooey?

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema took an apparent shot at Florida's recruiting during an appearance on ESPN2 on National Signing Day, saying the Gators were "kinda like the new Ole Miss," and "doing things that kinda shocks you a little bit."

"Florida, kinda the new Ole Miss, they're doing some things in recruiting that just kinda shocks you a little bit."

It's anyone's guess what "things" Bielema is referring to, or how one is actually supposed to transcribe the face Bielema makes just before saying "just kinda shocks you," but the important context is threefold:

Whether Bielema was heaping legitimate praise or throwing shade, you can bet this incident will be referenced this fall, when Florida visits Arkansas on November 5.

Update: Freeze told a Sports Illustrated Signing Day show that Bielema's comments were apparently supposed to be a compliment to Mississippi.