If Arkansas coach Bret Bielema is looking for a respite from the ribbing he is enduring for losing to Toledo just days after criticizing Ohio State for its weak schedule, the NFL isn't the place.
"Do I wish the Patriots were in a different division? I mean yeah, probably," Ryan said. "(We) could play somebody else. Not gonna mention any names. I'm not gonna pull the Arkansas coach."
Bielema signed up for a tougher schedule when he left Wisconsin, joining an SEC West Division that boasts three different national champions in the last decade. After Texas Tech (2-0) brings its whirlwind offense to Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Saturday, Arkansas' SEC schedule begins Sept. 26 against Texas A&M, followed by Tennessee and Alabama.
And if talking about schedule difficulty brings Bielema-like luck, he'd just as soon have nothing.