Bielema reputation buoys 4-star QB Allen 

December, 4, 2012
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Living in Fayetteville, Ark., four-star quarterback Austin Allen has heard just about every name imaginable as a potential candidate for the Arkansas head coaching position.

Former Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema was never one of them until Tuesday, when he was hired to be the next coach.

“I was kind of excited [about the news],” Allen said. “He’s a proven winner. I can’t wait to get to know Coach Bielema and see what he is going to bring to the offense.”