Thirty-one teams will enter the upcoming season with a new head coach, including Bret Bielema at Arkansas.
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
Every offseason there is a slew of fresh faces roaming the sidelines of major universities across America, but the head coaching turnover in the Football Bowl Subdivision has been especially busy heading into the 2013 campaign.
Thirty-one teams, or about one quarter of the FBS schools, will enter the upcoming season with a new head coach. Whether it be turning around a struggling program, or continuing the success of his predecessor, the following coaches are about to embark on their new adventure with the highest of expectations.
BRET BIELEMA (Arkansas) - The Razorbacks had lofty goals heading into last season following an outstanding 11-2 mark in 2011, but they finished their one and only campaign under John L. Smith a disappointing 4-8. Enter Bielema, who stewarded an impressive program at Wisconsin over the last half-decade (68-24), including three straight Rose Bowl appearances from 2010-12. Leaving a rock-solid situation in the Big Ten seems like a big risk, but the potential glory in the SEC was too much for Bielema to pass up.