Arkansas, Auburn hire football coaches

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The Arkansas Razorbacks have hired Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema, who just led Wisconsin to its third straight Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl appearance. Bielema was 68-24 in seven years at Wisconsin.

The Auburn Tigers are bringing back their former offensive coordinator, Gus Malzahn, who spent one season as Arkansas State’s head coach. Malzahn was on Auburn’s 2010 staff that won the national championship. In his only season at Arkansas State, Malzahn led the Red Wolves to a 9-3 record and second straight Sun Belt championship.