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Arkansas coach Bret Bielema, wife Jen welcome birth of first child

Briella Nichole Bielema

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema is now a father for the first time.

Bielema announced Saturday morning on Twitter that his wife Jen gave birth to their first child, Briella Nichole Bielema, at 4:44 a.m. earlier that day.

Bielema said Briella weighed 7.8 pounds at the time of her birth.

Bielema and Jen announced on Dec. 16 that they were expecting the birth of their first child. On Feb. 2, he revealed that it was a girl and that she had a due date in July.

Last month, Bielema shared an ultrasound photo of Briella on Twitter.

Bielema is scheduled to appear at SEC Media Days on Monday in Hoover, Alabama. Quarterback Austin Allen, offensive lineman Frank Ragnow and defensive back Kevin Richardson II are the three players who will attend with him.

LSU coach Ed Orgeron later congratulated Bielema and Jen on the birth of their daughter on Twitter.

(You can follow Kevin Connell on Twitter @_KevinConnell)

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