FAYETTEVILLE -- In the world of optimists, who see a glass half full, and pessimists, who see a glass half empty, Bret Bielema is a full-blown optimist. The Arkansas Razorbacks glass is always overflowing, and free refills are always available. Bielema was himself Saturday as he opened the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville football media day in a cramped area inside the Fred W. Smith Football Center. Understand that his optimistic enthusiasm is a draw for recruits.
There were no real surprises when the SEC released the media's picks for where the 14 teams will be in the standings when the season ends. Alabama got 217 votes to win the SEC.. Others tallied 26, including someone who picked the Arkansas Razorbacks to win the SEC West and the SEC championship. That was not a surprise. That was a joke. Do understand the media is riding a winning streak of one. Since expansion in 1992, the media correctly picked the winner six times.
The Georgia head football coach got his degree in finance and his master's at Florida State University. He resisted jumping from being an assistant to just any head coaching job. His name came up with almost every head coach opening since winning the 2009 Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant football coach. Smart waited until the right job in the right division opened and he rushed into Georgia, his alma mater, with everything but a band and a parade.
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