It’s been a tough year for Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema. After ragging on Ohio State’s strength of schedule compared to his beloved SEC, Bielema led his team to a 16-12 loss … to Toledo. Then he ran his mouth after getting smoked by Texas Tech and looked like a fool. Going into his matchup with Tennessee a beaten and broken man at 1-3, the only thing he wanted to do with his mouth was eat a pizza. His only mistake was ordering it from a place in Volunteers country.
@ClayTravisBGID @Lorioktc @theoktc Maryville TN restaurant trolls Bret B. #gbo #vfl pic.twitter.com/zf0n0s9LIg
— Charles Brinkley (@mvillejedi) October 3, 2015
That’s a Grade A troll job by Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria in Maryville. The question is whether Bielema actually ate it. And if he didn’t, was it because of the message that the olives spelled out on it … or was it because there were olives on pizza? (We need to have a talk about that.)
The pizza version of the Jedi Mind Trick … however excellent in its imagination on the fly … didn’t work. The Razorbacks defeated Tennessee 24-20 on Saturday night. Maybe Bielema will have olives on his pizza every week, which would be unfortunate because olives on pizza seems to be a high price to pay for a winning record.
Picture of Bielema courtesy of Scott Halleran/Getty Images.