• Bielema hopes to teach Arkansas mental toughness

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    By KURT VOIGT
    AP Sports Writer

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP)
    - Bret Bielema wishes he had a way to teach Arkansas how to overcome difficult moments.

    Unfortunately for the Razorbacks coach, he has yet to devise a solution to keep the struggling program from doing just that during games.

    The latest example of Arkansas' struggles in maintaining momentum came during last week's 52-7 loss to South Carolina, a game in which the Razorbacks led 7-0 early before the Gamecocks scored the final 52 points.

    It was the fourth straight loss for Arkansas (3-4, 0-3 Southeastern Conference), matching Bielema's longest losing streak of his career.

    It's a mark the former Wisconsin coach will likely top on Saturday when the Razorbacks travel to No. 1 Alabama (6-0, 3-0), especially if they are unable to reverse a recent trend of struggling after poor plays.

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