In hiring Bret Bielema to be its new head football coach, Arkansas made a clear move to get past the unwanted drama and complications of life under predecessors Bobby Petrino and John L. Smith.
Simultaneously, a change was made to the Razorbacks’ uniforms that gets rid of a different type of complication: Gradient jersey numbers.
The numbers on last year’s threads featured a top-to-bottom, white-to-grayish gradient – which didn’t look awful but wasn’t necessary either. That’s been done away with in favor of numbers that are just white and much more traditional, just like the Hogs’ new coach.
The devil is in the details when one is trying to clean up a program. Grade: A-