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Bielema optimistic about future following second spring at Arkansas

  • Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema, back center, observes his players on the field during their spring NCAA college football game, Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Sarah Bentham)

    Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema, back center, observes his players on the field during their spring NCAA college football game, Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Sarah Bentham)  (The Associated Press)

  • ADDS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Arkansas running back Korliss Marshall (33) runs the ball during their spring NCAA college football game, Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ark. Marshall ran for 99 yards and two touchdowns on six carries to highlight Arkansas' Red-White Game. The predominately first-team Red won 61-22 over the White. (AP Photo/Sarah Bentham)

    ADDS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Arkansas running back Korliss Marshall (33) runs the ball during their spring NCAA college football game, Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ark. Marshall ran for 99 yards and two touchdowns on six carries to highlight Arkansas' Red-White Game. The predominately first-team Red won 61-22 over the White. (AP Photo/Sarah Bentham)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen, left, delivers a pass during their spring NCAA football game, Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Sarah Bentham)

    Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen, left, delivers a pass during their spring NCAA football game, Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Sarah Bentham)  (The Associated Press)

Bret Bielema has his sights set on showing the rest of the Southeastern Conference how far Arkansas has come since last year's disappointing season.

The Razorbacks completed their second spring under Bielema last weekend, doing so in front of an estimated 30,000 fans for the school's annual Red-White game.

The drop in attendance from last year's record crowd of 51,088 might have shown a drop in interest following last year's 3-9 record, but Bielema is optimistic about the school's progress following the spring.

Arkansas was third in the SEC in rushing last season, and it added another threat at running back this spring thanks to the emergence of sophomore Korliss Marshall, who had 99 yards rushing on six carries in the spring game.