"I was an old defensive lineman and I always thought guys were picking on me," Bielema said. "I guess we've gotten people's attention. Now we get to see what we can do about it."
Bielema was asked about Florida comments after practice Thursday. He said he is not aware of any problems in any Arkansas games this season.
"I've not heard one single complaint," Bielema said. "I don't know of anything cheap. If I had, we would have handled it. Travis is intense. We wouldn't tolerate (anything dirty)."
On a more positive note, Bielema was also asked after practice about unsourced reports that UA athletic director Jeff Long might be on the BCS Selection Committee. There have been no announcements on the members of the committee, but an Associated Press report mentioned Long and several other college athletic directors: USC's Pat Haden and Wisconsin's Barry Alvarez.
"I don't need to brag on Jeff," Bielema said. "I did hear that another guy in my past (Alvarez) is part of the process."
The rest of the questions were more mundane, about the status of injured Razorbacks or the starting lineup for Florida. Arkansas and Florida meet at 6 p.m. Saturday in Gainesville.
Bielema said quarterback Brandon Allen has practiced all week with "no complications" after battling back from a shoulder injury to play last week against Texas A&M.
"Brandon looked very good yesterday when we have the bulk of the game plan in practice," Bielema said. "We backed off of him some today."
Linebacker Austin Jones, who missed last week with a sore hip, is back in the game plan, but Bielema didn't say who would start in the middle of the defense.
Freshmen Denver Kirkland and Dan Skipper will start at guard for the second straight week, but Bielema said the starter at right tackle is still undecided between Grady Ollison and Brey Cook. Ollison is bothered by an ankle sprain. Cook had a good game in relief of Ollison against A&M after starting at right guard the first four games. Bielema said line coach Sam Pittman "has not made up his mind" on the right tackle starter this week.
As far as wide receivers, D'Arthur Cowan is available after missing the first five games because of August surgery for a broken foot. However, Bielema said the first four wide receivers in the rotation will be Javontee Herndon, Eric Hawkins, Keon Hatcher and Drew Morgan. He said, "Cowan is fifth."
Bielema said both Alan Turner and Rohan Gaines would play at strong safety. Turner had the better performance on Tuesday, Gaines on Wednesday.
"Chris (Ash, defensive coordinator) was going to see who had the better practice today," Bielema said. "Regardless, both are out there in our (nickel) and both will play."
Concerning the possibility of talk between players, Bielema said he worried most about the Florida players on the UA roster, in particular freshman running back Alex Collins.
"We tried to get that out of them this week," Bielema said. "It's only natural for the Florida guys to talk in this game. So we had the scout team be chippy with them this week.
"Alex is emotional, so that was our main concern. Denver Kirkland, he conserves energy. Javontee Herndon is excitable, too."
As for playing at Florida, Bielema said again it's important for recruiting. He and his coaches continue to recruit the Sunshine State. He said he expects a big audience nationwide with the game on ESPN, like last week.
"Wednesday night is our call night for recruits," he said. "We call them from 8 to 11 across both coasts. I talked to 20 recruits and all of them watched our game last week."
Bielema said linebacker Braylon Mitchell, a Heber Springs product, was at practice Thursday. He flew by private jet at the request of former President Bill Clinton to attend the re-dedication of the John F. Kennedy Dam below Greers Ferry Reservoir.
"The neat thing is that we tell our players that we will do for them what is allowed by the NCAA," Bielema said. "Braylon got to go on a private jet and be on the stage with a former President."
Bielema said his assistant, Clarida Carr, joined Mitchell on the jet. She was also at the original dedication.