When I saw Arkansas make a run at Les Miles, I thought it was a bit of a reach, taking someone from a perrenial top-10 school and asking them to get the Hogs up to that level from a meltdown year post-Petrino.
As it turns out, they didn't have to go much further down to get their coach-Brent Bielema, veteran Wisconsin coach, is heading down Fayetteville way. Bielema took over for Barry Alvarez and picked up right where Alvarez left off, finishing with three straight Big Ten titles, with the last one a bit lame, getting into the conference final with a 4-4 conference mark thanks to OSU and Penn State being on probation.
Still, I wouldn't have thought that Arkansas would be an upward move, unless the Big Ten is seen as a second banana to a omnipotent SEC and moving to a second-tier SEC school in a rebuilding cycle is better than being a first-tier Big Ten School. There are some on the sports pundocracy that would make that argument; I would expect someone like Colin Cowherd to make such an argument tomorrow.