In fact, he came just a few questions in when he was asked about Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn's comment that it was a joke for coaches to complain about the health of defensive players while going up against hurry up offenses like his own.
The questioner might as well as put a golf ball down because Bielema – a huge proponent of allowing te defense time to sub - teed off on it for about three minutes, something that will make the Auburn-Arkansas game on Nov. 2 in Fayetteville more intriguing.
"He thought it was a joke?," Bielema asked. "I'm not a comedian. Everything I say, I truly believe in. When I go into a young man's home, when I'm recruiting a 17-year-old kid and you're going to move him halfway across the country, and you look a mom and dad in the eye and say, 'I'm going to look out for the personal well-being of your son in everything I do…I am trusting you to give me your son to come play for me.'
"If I have a son I have brought to this campus and I don't look out for his personal well-being, then I have lied to that parent," Bielema said.
"The problem people have is you look at it from an offensive and defensive point of view," Bielema continued. "I'm looking at it from a head coach's point of view that the personal well-being and safety of my players is paramount."
Bielema talked about how many rules had been changed in recent years for the safety of the players.
"We have drastically reduced the number of concussions and traumatic injuries on kickoffs because of that rule change," Bielema said. "We did that for safety. We dramatically decreased the number of concussions on kickoffs because of that rule change. If we can have the same effect and change the amount of injuries to an offensive and defensive player, and play the game still, would that not be a good resolution? It's not a joke to me, it's something I feel strongly about. It's not rhetoric."
"There is statistical evidence that show as players become more tired, they become more vulnerable to injury," Bielema added. "That's all I'm talking about. If you want to play a hurry-up offense, play it. I'll play you. I don't care. But it doesn't mean I can't try to protect my players offensively and defensively."
He just kept going with the passion.
"I'm not a scientist," Bielema said. "You do not want me to walk in and try to figure things out. But I had a guy e-mail me two years ago because he read the articles. He was all about 'there is statistical evidence that shows that as players become more tired, they become more vulnerable to injury.' That is what I am talking about.
"If you want to play hurry-up offense, play it," Bielema added. "I'll play you. I don't care. But it doesn't mean that I cannot try to protect my players offensively and defensively.
"I have just as many offensive players as I have defensive players," Bielema continued. "That's the facts."
What did Malzahn actually say about coaches complaining about the hurry up causing injuries?
"When I first that, to be honest with you, I thought it was a joke," Malzahn said. "As far as health or safety issues, that's like saying the defense shouldn't blitz after a first down because they're a little fatigued and there is liable to be a big collision in the backfield.
"If you are going to look at rule changes, officials, we need to look at guys that are faking injuries to slow these guys down," Malzahn added. "That's where college football is going. You see more and more teams using pace. I think you'll see it more and more at the next level as well."
Malzahn's injury comments didn't sit well with Bielema either.
"You know what, in addition to not being a comedian, I am not an actor," Bielema said. "I can't tell you how to tell a kid to fake an injury."
Bielema did drop a pretty creative line about the kind of football he likes to play and tried to get across this spring.
"We wanted to play a little bit of normal American Football," Bielema said. "We wanted to line up with a tight end and a couple of wideouts, a tailback and a fullback and see what we can do.
"If we have to put five wideouts on the field, if that makes us have the best chance of winning, that's what I'll do," Bielema added. "I don't think that is."