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Bret Bielema, Jeff Long honor late owner of popular Fayetteville restaurant

The Catfish Hole in Fayetteville, Ark. has become one of Bret Bielema’s favorite places to eat since his arrival in 2013, with the Arkansas coach hosting his weekly radio show there.

Bielema had become close friends with the owner of the establishment, Pat Gazolla, who passed away Saturday. Bielema took time to honor Gazolla on his Twitter feed.

The restaurant, which claims some of the best catfish and seafood in northwest Arkansas, has also become a popular attraction for the assistant coaches, with them bringing recruits to the place.

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long also took time to send his best wishes to the Gazolla family.

Auburn running backs coach Tim Horton, who served as an assistant for the Razorbacks from 2007-12, tweeted out his thoughts as well.

The Catfish Hole was featured on ESPN’s “Taste of the Town” in 2006.