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Report: Charlie Partridge Joining Bielema in Arkansas [UPDATED]

Co-defensive coordinator Charlie Partridge has been mentioned as a candidate to join Bielema at Arkansas.

UPDATE, Wednesday 10:19 am: Perhaps it's time to pump the brakes on this one. Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tweeted earlier this morning that Partridge to Arkansas is very far from being legitimate.


We can add an assistant to the speculation of those who would follow Bret Bielema down to the SEC.

Charlie Partridge, the co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach that helped build the strong rush defense that Wisconsin had this season, is reported by ESPN 760 AM out of the Palm Beach area as someone who's expected to follow Bielema down to Arkansas.

Partridge is credited as being the influence that has allowed for the Badgers to make recruiting inroads in the Florida area. He just missed out on talents like Curt Magitt and Jacoby Brissett in 2011 and brought the Badgers Peniel Jean, as well as comittments from Hugs Etienne and Reggie Love for this season.

He also deserves credit for bringing out the best from a defensive line that going into the season was a real question mark. They ended the regular season as the 21st ranked rush defense and made Chris Borland and Mike Taylor look spectacular at times this season.