Bret Bielema at Little Rock Touchdown Club entertained the sellout crowd of more than 700 with humor and homespun stories!

_________

Streamed live on Aug 24, 2015

Bret Bielema speaks to the Touchdown Club

____________

Bret Bielema is first speaker in 2015

""

https://cm.g.doubleclick.net/push?client=ca-pub-4836457508486497&srn=gdn

By Harry King
Arkansas News Bureau

– See more at: http://arkansasnews.com/harry-king/king-bielema-draws-keeps-big-crowd#sthash.ipmj1pOi.dpuf

— Working out before 8 a.m. Monday, a regular at the neighborhood gym planned to complete his routine, clean up, and then hightail it downtown to grab a parking spot before the flood of people for Bret Bielema’s appearance at the Little Rock Touchdown Club.

“Upbeat,” is what the man expected from the Arkansas coach and Bielema delivered. He also entertained the sellout crowd of more than 700 with humor and homespun stories, reviewed lessons learned during tough losses to Texas A&M, Alabama, and Mississippi State, and never missed a beat when his friend, country music singer Justin Moore, made a surprise appearance.

Moore, who grew up less than an hour southwest of Little Rock, got the crowd on its feet, by moving up a riser and referencing his 5-foot-7 frame with a “Let me stand up here you might see me” and then leading an enthusiastic “Woo Pig Sooie.”

Bielema said Moore had agreed to sing with him on stage “as soon as we win a SEC championship” and later mentioned Brad Paisley’s free concert after the Toledo game in Little Rock, glancing at Moore while calling Paisley a “good country singer, but not a great one.”

Club president David Bazzel set the table for Bielema, saying the Razorback program was in shambles when Bielema arrived and complimenting him for never throwing his players under the bus as the losses piled up.

Among the positives cited by Bielema:

—His assistants are the “best group of coaches I’ve had in a long time,” mentioning offensive coordinator Dan Enos and defensive coordinator Robb Smith by name. This year alone, he added Enos, linebacker coach Vernon Hargreaves, and special teams coordinator/running backs coach Jemal Singleton.

—Fifth-year senior quarterback Brandon Allen should be better because “he has got a lot of really good players around him.” This year, he said, Allen can throw the ball to the wide receivers and they “actually catch it.”

—The players did unbelievable work under strength and conditioning coach Ben Herbert and NFL scouts noticed, telling him the Razorbacks “look like an SEC football team.” Thanks he told them, “Just leave them alone.”

—Depth in the defensive line was the biggest surprise of fall practice. Arkansas had a good defensive line last year, he said, “it was called Trey Flowers and Darius Philon.” This year, he said, there are four who can play and four behind them who can play.

—Not once in his snapshot of the cornerbacks, the safeties, and the linebackers was there a negative. In each group, he cited newcomers expected to contribute.

During a brief news conference prior to the program, Bielema shared some interesting math concerning distribution of the football in light of the season-ending injury to running back Jonathan Williams.

My quick assumption was that Alex Collins’ carries would increase. Not so, said Bielema. For the past two years, the plan has been for Collins to get 15-20 carries per game. “I don’t see that changing,” the coach said.

Instead, he surmised that Kody Walker would split the load with Collins, much like Williams did, and would be eligible for 15-20 carries per game. In addition, he said freshman Rawleigh Williams could get 12-15 carries per game a few weeks into the season.

He surprised me when he told the TD Club crowd that there is no doubt in his mind that Walker can rush for 1,000 yards in Arkansas’ system.

Bielema’s analysis of touches is based on 80 plays a game, he said, adding that tight end Hunter Henry and wide receiver Keon Hatcher each deserve to be targeted for 10 passes per game and that Dominique Reed and other receivers should be in line for 6-10 passes per game.

Forty-five minutes before the doors opened, more than a dozen people were in line, all of them convinced Bielema is the right man for the job. Nothing he said changed their opinion.

Harry King is sports columnist for GateHouse Media’s Arkansas News Bureau. Email: hleonk42@gmail.com

– See more at: http://arkansasnews.com/harry-king/king-bielema-draws-keeps-big-crowd#sthash.ipmj1pOi.dpuf

 

// g?b=a+f+b:(g+=f.length,f=a.indexOf("&",g),b=0<=f?a.substring(0,g)+b+a.substring(f):a.substring(0,g)+b)}return 2E3<b.length?void 0!==d?q(a,c,d,void 0,e):a:b};var ca=function(){var a=/[&\?]exk=([^& ]+)/.exec(t.location.href);return a&&2==a.length?a[1]:null};var ea=function(){var a=da;if(!a)return"";var c=/.*[&#?]google_debug(=[^&]*)?(&.*)?$/;try{var b=c.exec(decodeURIComponent(a));if(b)return b[1]&&1<b[1].length?b[1].substring(1):"true"}catch(d){}return""};var fa=function(a){var c=a.toString();a.name&&-1==c.indexOf(a.name)&&(c+=": "+a.name);a.message&&-1==c.indexOf(a.message)&&(c+=": "+a.message);if(a.stack){a=a.stack;var b=c;try{-1==a.indexOf(b)&&(a=b+"\n"+a);for(var d;a!=d;)d=a,a=a.replace(/((https?:\/..*\/)[^\/:]*:\d+(?:.|\n)*)\2/,"$1");c=a.replace(/\n */g,"\n")}catch(e){c=b}}return c},u=function(a,c){a.google_image_requests||(a.google_image_requests=[]);var b=a.document.createElement("img");b.src=c;a.google_image_requests.push(b)};var v=document,t=window;var ga=String.prototype.trim?function(a){return a.trim()}:function(a){return a.replace(/^[\s\xa0]+|[\s\xa0]+$/g,"")},ha=function(a,c){return ac?1:0};var w=Array.prototype,ia=w.indexOf?function(a,c,b){return w.indexOf.call(a,c,b)}:function(a,c,b){b=null==b?0:0>b?Math.max(0,a.length+b):b;if(k(a))return k(c)&&1==c.length?a.indexOf(c,b):-1;for(;b<a.length;b++)if(b in a&&a[b]===c)return b;return-1},ja=w.map?function(a,c,b){return w.map.call(a,c,b)}:function(a,c,b){for(var d=a.length,e=Array(d),f=k(a)?a.split(""):a,g=0;gparseFloat(a))?String(c):a}(),wa={},xa=function(a){if(!wa[a]){for(var c=0,b=ga(String(va)).split("."),d=ga(String(a)).split("."),e=Math.max(b.length,d.length),f=0;0==c&&f<e;f++){var g=b[f]||"",l=d[f]||"",r=RegExp("(\\d*)(\\D*)","g"),F=RegExp("(\\d*)(\\D*)","g");do{var m=r.exec(g)||["","",""],C=F.exec(l)||["","",""];if(0==m[0].length&&0==C[0].length)break;c=ha(0==m[1].length?0:parseInt(m[1],10),0==C[1].length?0:parseInt(C[1],10))||ha(0==m[2].length,0==C[2].length)||ha(m[2],C[2])}while(0==c)}wa[a]=0<=c}},ya=h.document,za=ya&&B?ua()||("CSS1Compat"==ya.compatMode?parseInt(va,10):5):void 0;var Aa;if(!(Aa=!ra&&!B)){var Ba;if(Ba=B)Ba=9<=za;Aa=Ba}Aa||ra&&xa("1.9.1");B&&xa("9");var D=null,Ca=function(a,c){for(var b in a)Object.prototype.hasOwnProperty.call(a,b)&&c.call(null,a[b],b,a)};function E(a){return"function"==typeof encodeURIComponent?encodeURIComponent(a):escape(a)}var Da=function(){if(!v.body)return!1;if(!D){var a=v.createElement("iframe");a.style.display="none";a.id="anonIframe";D=a;v.body.appendChild(a)}return!0},Ea={};var Fa=!0,Ga={},Ha={},Ka=function(a,c,b,d){var e=Ia,f,g=Fa;try{f=c()}catch(l){try{var r=fa(l);c="";l.fileName&&(c=l.fileName);var F=-1;l.lineNumber&&(F=l.lineNumber);g=e(a,r,c,F,b)}catch(m){try{var C=fa(m);a="";m.fileName&&(a=m.fileName);b=-1;m.lineNumber&&(b=m.lineNumber);Ia("pAR",C,a,b,void 0,void 0)}catch(Qa){Ja({context:"mRE",msg:Qa.toString()+"\n"+(Qa.stack||"")},void 0)}}if(!g)throw l;}finally{if(d)try{d()}catch(Ub){}}return f},Ia=function(a,c,b,d,e,f){var g={};if(e)try{e(g)}catch(l){}g.context=a;g.msg=c.substring(0,512);b&&(g.file=b);0<d&&(g.line=d.toString());g.url=v.URL.substring(0,512);g.ref=v.referrer.substring(0,512);La(g);Ja(g,f);return Fa},Ja=function(a,c){try{if(Math.random()<(c||.01)){var b="/pagead/gen_204?id=jserror"+Ma(a),d="http"+("http:"==t.location.protocol?"":"s")+"://pagead2.googlesyndication.com"+b,d=d.substring(0,2E3);u(t,d)}}catch(e){}},La=function(a){var c=a||{};Ca(Ga,function(a,d){c[d]=a});Ca(Ha,function(a,d){null!=t[a]&&(c[d]=t[a])})},G=function(a,c,b,d,e){return function(){var f=arguments;return Ka(a,function(){return c.apply(b,f)},d,e)}},Ma=function(a){var c="";Ca(a,function(a,d){if(0===a||a)c+="&"+d+"="+E(String(a))});return c};var Na=function(a,c,b){if("array"==aa(c))for(var d=0;d<c.length;d++)Na(a,String(c[d]),b);else null!=c&&b.push("&",a,""===c?"":"=",encodeURIComponent(String(c)))},Oa=function(a,c,b){for(b=b||0;b<c.length;b+=2)Na(c[b],c[b+1],a);return a},Pa=function(a,c){var b=2==arguments.length?Oa([a],arguments[1],0):Oa([a],arguments,1);if(b[1]){var d=b[0],e=d.indexOf("#");0e?b[1]="?":e==d.length-1&&(b[1]=void 0)}return b.join("")};var Ra={j:947190538,l:947190541,m:947190542,h:79463068,i:79463069},Sa={g:"ud=1",f:"ts=0",o:"sc=1",c:"gz=1"};if(v&&v.URL)var da=v.URL,Fa=!(da&&0=c)){var d=0,e=function(){a();d++;dc;){if(b.google_osd_static_frame)return b;if(b.aswift_0&&(!a||b.aswift_0.google_osd_static_frame))return b.aswift_0;c++;b=b!=b.parent?b.parent:null}}catch(e){}return null},Xa=function(a,c,b,d,e){if(10<Va)t.clearInterval(M);else if(++Va,t.postMessage&&(c.b||c.a)){var f=Wa(!0);if(f){var g={};J(c,g);g[0]="goog_request_monitoring";g[6]=a;g[16]=b;d&&d.length&&(g[17]=d.join(","));e&&(g[19]=e);try{var l=L(g);f.postMessage(l,"*")}catch(r){}}}},Ya=function(a){var c=Wa(!1),b=!c;!c&&t&&(c=t.parent);if(c&&c.postMessage)try{c.postMessage(a,"*"),b&&t.postMessage(a,"*")}catch(d){}};var N=!1,O=function(a){if(a=a.match(/[\d]+/g))a.length=3};if(navigator.plugins&&navigator.plugins.length){var Za=navigator.plugins["Shockwave Flash"];Za&&(N=!0,Za.description&&O(Za.description));navigator.plugins["Shockwave Flash 2.0"]&&(N=!0)}else if(navigator.mimeTypes&&navigator.mimeTypes.length){var $a=navigator.mimeTypes["application/x-shockwave-flash"];(N=$a&&$a.enabledPlugin)&&O($a.enabledPlugin.description)}else try{var P=new ActiveXObject("ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash.7"),N=!0;O(P.GetVariable("$version"))}catch(ab){try{P=new ActiveXObject("ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash.6"),N=!0}catch(bb){try{P=new ActiveXObject("ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash"),N=!0,O(P.GetVariable("$version"))}catch(cb){}}};var db=z("Firefox"),eb=oa()||z("iPod"),fb=z("iPad"),gb=z("Android")&&!(na()||z("Firefox")||A()||z("Silk")),hb=na(),ib=z("Safari")&&!(na()||z("Coast")||A()||z("Edge")||z("Silk")||z("Android"))&&!(oa()||z("iPad")||z("iPod"));var Q=function(a){return(a=a.exec(y))?a[1]:""};(function(){if(db)return Q(/Firefox\/([0-9.]+)/);if(B||pa)return va;if(hb)return Q(/Chrome\/([0-9.]+)/);if(ib&&!(oa()||z("iPad")||z("iPod")))return Q(/Version\/([0-9.]+)/);if(eb||fb){var a;if(a=/Version\/(\S+).*Mobile\/(\S+)/.exec(y))return a[1]+"."+a[2]}else if(gb)return(a=Q(/Android\s+([0-9.]+)/))?a:Q(/Version\/([0-9.]+)/);return""})();var kb=function(){var a=t.parent&&t.parent!=t,c=a&&0<="//tpc.googlesyndication.com".indexOf(t.location.host);if(a&&t.name&&0==t.name.indexOf("google_ads_iframe")||c){var b;a=t||t;try{var d;if(a.document&&!a.document.body)d=new x(-1,-1);else{var e=(a||window).document,f="CSS1Compat"==e.compatMode?e.documentElement:e.body;d=(new x(f.clientWidth,f.clientHeight)).round()}b=d}catch(g){b=new x(-12245933,-12245933)}return jb(b)}b=t.document.getElementsByTagName("SCRIPT");return 0<b.length&&(b=b[b.length-1],b.parentElement&&b.parentElement.id&&0<b.parentElement.id.indexOf("_ad_container"))?jb(void 0,b.parentElement):null},jb=function(a,c){var b=lb("IMG",a,c);return b||(b=lb("IFRAME",a,c))?b:(b=lb("OBJECT",a,c))?b:null},lb=function(a,c,b){var d=document;b=b||d;d=a&&"*"!=a?a.toUpperCase():"";b=b.querySelectorAll&&b.querySelector&&d?b.querySelectorAll(d+""):b.getElementsByTagName(d||"*");for(d=0;d<b.length;d++){var e=b[d];if("OBJECT"==a)a:{var f=e.getAttribute("height");if(null!=f&&0<f&&0==e.clientHeight)for(var f=e.children,g=0;g<f.length;g++){var l=f[g];if("OBJECT"==l.nodeName||"EMBED"==l.nodeName){e=l;break a}}}f=e.clientHeight;g=e.clientWidth;if(l=c)l=new x(g,f),l=Math.abs(c.width-l.width)<.1*c.width&&Math.abs(c.height-l.height)<.1*c.height;if(l||!c&&10<f&&10<g)return e}return null};var mb,R=0,S="",T=!1,U=!1,V=!1,nb=!0,ob=!1,pb=!1,qb=!1,rb=!1,sb="",tb=0,ub=0,W=0,vb=[],K=null,wb="",xb=[],yb=null,zb=[],Ab=!1,Bb="",Cb="",Db=(new Date).getTime(),Eb=!1,Fb="",Gb=!1,Hb=["1","0","3"],X=0,Y=0,Ib=0,Jb="",Lb=function(a,c,b){T&&(nb||3!=(b||3)||pb)&&Kb(a,c,!0);(V||U&&ob)&&Kb(a,c)},Mb=function(){var a=yb;return a?2!=a():!0},Kb=function(a,c,b){(c=c||wb)&&!Ab&&(2==Y||b)&&Mb()&&(c=Nb(c,b),u(a,c),rb=!0,b?T=!1:Ab=!0)},Nb=function(a,c){var b;b=c?"osdim":V?"osd2":"osdtos";var d=["//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/activeview","?id=",b];"osd2"==b&&U&&ob&&d.push("&ts=1");S&&d.push("&avi=",S);mb&&d.push("&cid=",mb);d.push("&ti=1");d.push("&",a);d.push("&uc="+Ib);Eb?d.push("&tgt="+Fb):d.push("&tgt=nf");d.push("&cl="+(Gb?1:0));""!=sb&&(d.push("&lop=1"),b=n()-tb,d.push("&tslp="+b));d=d.join("");for(b=0;b<xb.length;b++){try{var e=xb[b]()}catch(f){}var g="max_length";2<=e.length&&(3==e.length&&(g=e[2]),d=q(d,E(e[0]),E(e[1]),g))}2E3<d.length&&(d=d.substring(0,2E3));return d},Z=function(a,c){if(Bb){try{var b=q(Bb,"vi",a);Da()&&u(D.contentWindow,b)}catch(d){}0<=ia(Hb,a)&&(Bb="");var b=c||wb,e;e=q("//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/gen_204?id=sldb","avi",S);e=q(e,"vi",a);b&&(e+="&"+b);try{u(t,e)}catch(f){}}},Ob=function(){Z("-1")},Qb=function(a){if(a&&a.data&&k(a.data)){var c;var b=a.data;if(k(b)){c={};for(var b=b.split("\n"),d=0;d=e)){var f=Number(b[d].substr(0,e)),e=b[d].substr(e+1);switch(f){case 5:case 8:case 11:case 15:case 16:case 18:e="true"==e;break;case 4:case 7:case 6:case 14:case 20:case 21:case 22:case 23:e=Number(e);break;case 3:case 19:if("function"==aa(decodeURIComponent))try{e=decodeURIComponent(e)}catch(g){throw Error("Error: URI malformed: "+e);}break;case 17:e=ja(decodeURIComponent(e).split(","),Number)}c[f]=e}}c=c[0]?c:null}else c=null;if(c&&(b=new I(c[4],c[12]),K&&K.match(b))){for(b=0;bX&&!U&&2==Y&&Rb(t,"osd2","hs="+X)},Tb=function(){var a={};J(K,a);a[0]="goog_dom_content_loaded";var c=L(a);try{Ta(function(){Ya(c)},10,"osd_listener::ldcl_int")}catch(b){}},Vb=function(){var a={};J(K,a);a[0]="goog_creative_loaded";var c=L(a);Ta(function(){Ya(c)},10,"osd_listener::lcel_int");Gb=!0},Wb=function(a){if(k(a)){a=a.split("&");for(var c=a.length-1;0<=c;c–){var b=a[c],d=Sa;b==d.g?(nb=!1,a.splice(c,1)):b==d.c?(W=1,a.splice(c,1)):b==d.f&&(U=!1,a.splice(c,1))}Jb=a.join("&")}},Xb=function(){if(!Eb){var a=kb();a&&(Eb=!0,Fb=a.tagName,a.complete||a.naturalWidth?Vb():H(a,"load",Vb,"osd_listener::creative_load"))}};p("osdlfm",G("osd_listener::init",function(a,c,b,d,e,f,g,l,r,F){R=a;Bb=c;Cb=d;T=f;mb=F;l&&Wb(l);U=f;1!=r&&2!=r&&3!=r||vb.push(Ra["MRC_TEST_"+r]);K=new I(e,ca());H(t,"load",Ob,"osd_listener::load");H(t,"message",Qb,"osd_listener::message");S=b||"";H(t,"unload",Sb,"osd_listener::unload");var m=t.document;!m.readyState||"complete"!=m.readyState&&"loaded"!=m.readyState?("msie"in Ea?Ea.msie:Ea.msie=-1!=navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf("msie"))&&!window.opera?H(m,"readystatechange",function(){"complete"!=m.readyState&&"loaded"!=m.readyState||Tb()},"osd_listener::rsc"):H(m,"DOMContentLoaded",Tb,"osd_listener::dcl"):Tb();-1==R?Y=f?3:1:-2==R?Y=3:0

Tom Osborne below:

_____________

Little Rock Touchdown Club founder David Bazzel announced the club’s new awards and 2013 speakers Tuesday

Frank Broyles below:

__________

Frank Broyles, Barry Switzer, and Bobby Burnett (L-R) (1965 Cotton Bowl)

Related posts:

Shawn Andrews at Little Rock Touchdown Club

Andrews supports athletes Share on facebook Share on twitter More Sharing Services0 By Jeff Halpern This article was published November 25, 2014 at 2:37 a.m. PHOTO BY JEFF HALPERN Former Arkansas offensive lineman Shawn Andrews was the guest at the Little Rock Touchdown Club on Nov. 24, 2014. Comments aAFont Size It’s been 11 years […]

Rocket Ismail does a great job at Little Rock Touchdown Club (with Video of full event)

_______ Little Rock Touchdown Club – November 3, 2014 I really enjoyed the stories that Rocket told about Lou Holtz. I noticed another big crowd today at the lunch when I looked around at the audience. Lou told Rocket to make the play Share on facebookShare on twitterMore Sharing Services0 By Jeremy Muck This article […]

SEC Network Analyst Dari Nowkah said at the Little Rock Touchdown Club that those outside the SEC say the conference is overrated but that obviously is not true!

________ SEC Network Analyst Dari Nowkah said at the Little Rock Touchdown Club that those outside the SEC say the conference is overrated but that obviously is not true!!!! With SEC teams winning seven consecutive national championships in 2006-2012 and having at least one team in each of the past eight BCS Championship Games, Nowkah […]

Lee Roy Jordan does a great job at Little Rock Touchdown Club!!!

___________ Little Rock Touchdown Club – October 6 2014 This is what the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette had to say about Lee Roy: After last season, Alabama lost a three-year starter at quarterback, AJ McCarron, who led the Crimson Tide to national championships after the 2011 and 2012 seasons, and was a fifth-round draft pick of the […]

Little Rock Touchdown Club Ed Orgeron Part 4

Little Rock Touchdown Club Ed Orgeron Published on Sep 29, 2014 Ed Orgeron speaks to the Little Rock Touchdown Club. ____________________________________ Coach O did a great job speaking at our luncheon on Monday. Former USC, Ole Miss coach Ed Orgeron enjoys being with family after years on the road Ed Orgeron, center, is happy to […]

Little Rock Touchdown Club Ed Orgeron Part 3

Little Rock Touchdown Club Ed Orgeron Published on Sep 29, 2014 Ed Orgeron speaks to the Little Rock Touchdown Club. ____________________________________ I enjoyed hearing Coach Orgeron at luncheon this week. Ed Orgeron covets Kansas job  9h ago Charlie Weis had barely been gone as head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks for 24 hours when former […]

Little Rock Touchdown Club Ed Orgeron Part 2

Little Rock Touchdown Club Ed Orgeron Published on Sep 29, 2014 Ed Orgeron speaks to the Little Rock Touchdown Club. ____________________________________ I always enjoy going to the Little Rock Touchdown Club and hearing Rex Nelson go through the SEC Roundup of the previous week is usually one of the highlights. He started off by saying: […]

Little Rock Touchdown Club Ed Orgeron Part 1

Little Rock Touchdown Club Ed Orgeron Published on Sep 29, 2014 Ed Orgeron speaks to the Little Rock Touchdown Club. ____________________________________ I really enjoyed hearing Ed Orgeron speak at the Little Rock Touchdown Club yesterday and Little Rock native George Schroeder got to interview him afterwards and his is the result below. Ed Orgeron, college […]

Charlotte Jones Anderson did a great job at Little Rock Touchdown Club!!!

________________ I really enjoyed hearing Jerry Jones’ daughter speak at the Little Rock Touchdown Club this week. Like it is Savvy Anderson graces Jerry’s Cowboys Share on facebookShare on twitterMore Sharing Services1 By Wally Hall This article was published September 23, 2014 at 2:31 a.m. Comments aAFont Size Looks like Jane, plays like Tarzan. Charlotte […]

Evangelical Mike Singletary to speak at Little Rock Touchdown Club Today!!!!

___________ Today downtown at the Little Rock Touchdown Club Mike Singletary is speaking.  Mike Singletary: Christ Means Everything – CBN.com SPORTS Mike Singletary: ‘Christ Means Everything’ By Shawn BrownThe 700 Club CBN.com – Mike Singletary spent 12 seasons as a key member of the celebrated Chicago Bears defense of the 1980s. This NFL Hall of […]

____________________

Advertisements
Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.