On Tuesday afternoon, the Razorback Nation's Aaron Peters spoke with WFRV sports reporter Leslie Spoon about the news.
"Everyone was shocked," said Spoon. "His name wasn't linked to the job until he accepted the job."
Spoon indicated that a Packers player and former Arkansas Razorback may have been aware of the hire. The big question: who knew?
Click on the embedded video to hear more of AP's conversation with Spoon.
Click here for more of The Razorback Nation's coverage on the new coach in our special Bielema section.