FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema and his wife, Jen, are expecting their first child around the middle of July.
In fact, the due date is right around 2017 SEC Media Days, an annual event at which Bret Bielema is usually a star.
During his news conference Monday in Fayetteville, Bret Bielema described for reporters how his wife broke the news to him last week.
“It was a Thursday night,” Bielema said. “I only get home one night a week, and it was the Thursday of, I can’t remember which week now, but it was Thursday night and I came home.
“We revamped our house a little bit, so she showed me this piece of art. And I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s great.’ She had the GoPro out, and she was all excited to show me this piece of art. And I’m like … you have to act like you love it. It looked like a big piece of concrete and I know I could have done it for half the cost.
“I’m like, ‘Wow, that’s great’ and acted excited.”
That’s when Bret turned around and saw a balloon setup, telling him about the exciting news.
“It was a pretty cool night,” Bielema said. “Don’t get those very often. Obviously I’ve never had one in my life, so it was pretty cool.”