Bret Bielema: Nick Saban's Big Ten record 'can't compare' to mine

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Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema has his work cut out for him in the tough SEC West. (Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema certainly did his best to fire up the fan base by commenting on Alabama coach Nick Saban's record when he was coaching Michigan State in the Big Ten.

Bielema, who was hired by the Razorbacks from Wisconsin in December, spoke Wednesday night to the Saline County Razorback Club, who were having their annual fish fry.

He was asked about the challenges of playing in the SEC West and what Bielema said was interesting:

"I came to the SEC for a variety of reasons, but the major one in my mind was to win an SEC championship. You can take Saban's record when he was at Michigan State and when he was a coach in the Big Ten and put it against mine, and he can't compare," Bielema said, according to