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Bret Bielema didn't want Auburn to have any secrets from Saturday's scrimmage

Nick Bromberg
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Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema blows his whistle to begin a preseason NCAA college football practice at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark., Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
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Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema blows his whistle to begin a preseason NCAA college football practice at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark., Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema must have some surprises in store for Auburn.

The Razorbacks and Tigers meet to open the season on August 30 and on Saturday, Bielema had a message for any fans who saw anyone taping the Hogs' scrimmage.

"If you see someone videotaping, tell them that ain't right," Bielema said when addressing the crowd before the scrimmage via NWAOnline.com. "Especially if they're wearing an Auburn shirt, knock the [poop] out of them."

The line drew cheers from the estimated 3,500 in attendance. Maybe Bielema's secret is that his team will come out and copy Auburn coach Gus Malzahn's uptempo, no-huddle style and surprise a defense that is very likely expecting a slow pace? It'd be quite a turnabout from the coach who has spoken out staunchly against fast-paced offenses. But how awesome would it be to see happen? There's probably a significant portion of Arkansas fans who would find it hilarious.

Even though it's a road game for Arkansas, the Auburn game could serve as a litmus test for the progress made from Bielema's first to second season with the team. Auburn QB Nick Marshall won't start after he received a marijuana citation in the offseason. If Arkansas can capitalize without Marshall in the game, the Razorbacks may have a chance for a bowl game in 2014.

For more Arkansas news visit HawgSports.com.

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Nick Bromberg is the assistant editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at nickbromberg@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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