Arkansas Recruiting Story Confirmed to be True

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  1. BTSBuckeye

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    At its essence, the Razorbacks and former head coach Bret Bielema were very aggressive in recruiting the former No. 1 recruit in the state. The details stem from a podcast hosted by former Buckeye receivers coach Zach Smith, who was fired last year in a highly-publicized scandal. Smith claimed that Hill’s stepfather received threats at work “by the boss and his family is getting run out of town.”

    Hill called the story “crazy but true” on Twitter.

    “K.J. Hill is coming for an official visit,” Smith said. “It’s the Monday before his official visit starts that Friday. Chris Ash comes into my office and says, ‘Hey listen to this. This is bizarre.’ He has a voicemail from Bret Bielema saying, ‘Hey Chris, Bret. Just wanted to let you know that K.J. is going to cancel his official this weekend. I just wanted to apologize but he’s not going to come.’ I remember Chris looked at me and I looked at him and we were both puzzled. I’d never heard of that. Kids cancel visits all of the time, but the head coach of the school that’s recruiting [against] you calls?”

    The interaction got back to Hill’s family and helped him make a final decision in favor of the Buckeyes.

    “We got K.J on the phone, got his dad on the phone,” Smith said. “They were irately pissed at Arkansas. ‘You don’t speak for my son, you don’t speak for me.’ He came on his visit and basically he was done with Arkansas.”
     
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    I thought Zach Smith was nothing but a liar though.

    Honestly his podcasts have been worth listening to. He gives a unique perspective you just wouldn't be able to get (probably because he's been shamed to death)
     
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    Yeah, I honestly might have to start listening.
    Seems like it might a provide a little "non-filtered" insight worth entertaining.
     
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    Based on where Bielema went to college, that story doesn’t surprise me.
     
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    Dude did nothing but whine and complain while he was in the B1G.
    He cried when Meyer used "SEC recruiting tactics" and then took a SEC job.

    Bielema couldn't find principles if you bought them for him and stapled them on his ass.
     
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    That’s not shocking. I hope iowa hires him when KF retires. Iowa fans and Bielema deserve each other.
     
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    I don't want to see him in the B1G ever again ... He's legitimately the only coach I grew to detest.

    He's the bully who runs to the teacher the minute he picks a fight with a kid big enough to punch him in the face. I'm 99.999% sure he was THAT kid in school.
     
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    Bielema is a fat slob of a person but his wife is hotter than donut grease
     
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    The drama queen strikes again!
     
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    Lolumadbro?
     
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    Wow....you guys are cheerfully fallowing the man that got your HC......one of the best HC's fired?...ooook
     
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    Fired? Wut? Do you have any other fake news to report?
     
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    My bad...retire.
     

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