Bret Bielema interviewing for Colorado job

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Giants assistant coach Bret Bielema might have been interested in the Michigan State job, but he’s interviewing for the vacancy created by the guy who actually got it.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Bielema is interviewing for the Colorado head coaching job.

That’s the one that came vacant when Mel Tucker bolted for Michigan State.

New Giants coach Joe Judge hired Bielema in January as his outside linebackers coach/senior defensive assistant, bringing a familiar face from his Patriots days along to help.

Bielema had spent the previous two years on the Patriots’ staff, after 12 years as a college head coach at Wisconsin and Arkansas. He had a 97-58 record as a college head coach, winning three Big 10 titles.

The Buffaloes have also expressed interest in former Colorado running back and current Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, though he could be poised to get a head coaching job in the NFL soon.

14 responses to “Bret Bielema interviewing for Colorado job

  1. Bielema was good at Wisconsin going 68-24 with a weak SOS but at Arkansas he had 3 average seasons bookended with 2 horrible years and ended up 29-34 when the SOS was also a lot tougher. The fact he worked for Belichick and a co-worker brought him on to help their new staff makes me say hes probably a solid coach but I also wouldnt expect him to make any team that much better but he will get them to play close to or slightly above their talent but nothing spectacular.

  2. Colorado needs a quality, well known alumnus to take the job. Someone who will supply consistency for several years. If Eric B. isn’t interested perhaps go after Joel Klatt.

  3. he ruined Arkansas. He thought he could play bully ball there when all of Arkansas impressive historical success had been around being quirky fast paced and unorthodox. Arkansas is not a historical doormat in the Sec. It has made multiple sec championship games this century and was playing in the sugar bowl and cotton bowl only 10 years ago. Bielma and his pigheaded worship for the IForm long term damaged the Razorbacks program.

  4. “He is a good choice. Would still be the coach at Wisconsin had he not left.”

    Uh, no he wouldn’t. He was beginning to accumulate too much baggage to carry along with him.

  5. UW did not have a weak SOS while he was at Madison. One season yes, but not the others.

    Bielema is an ungrateful, me first ego maniac. He is also a coward. I wouldn’t want him heading my football program, especially after what he did to Barry Alvarez. he wasn’t man enough to tell Barry he was entertaining offers from other schools. He simply handed him a resignation letter between the end of the season and the Rose Bowl.

    If any school is dumb enough to hire this guy, they deserve whatever it is the end up getting. And what they will get screwed in the end.

  6. wisconsin has a weak schedule every year, the big 10 is a joke the only reason ppl prop them up is to not hurt their feelings because their fans really do care a lot.

  7. The CU job is not a great D1 college football job by any means due to the lack of support from the admin, so Bielema is by far their best option. He coached winners in the Big10 and SEC, so CU should be begging him to take the job. Bieniemy isn’t a realistic option because he knows he’ll get an NFL head coaching job next year, especially after winning the Super Bowl.

  8. He’s just desperate for another contract with a big buyout so he can cash in again after failing miserably–again.

  9. SOS at Wisconsin isn’t the reason he did crappy at Arkansas. He could not recruit the quality of player he could at Wisconsin…fact is that Arkansas doesn’t have the money to compete in their conference. A minor league of the NFL. An NFL meat grinder conference.

    The Big Ten on the other hand, Wisconsin and Northwestern, Michigan State, Michigan and Iowa in particular, have too high of academic requirements to draw the same type of player versus student/athlete.

  10. atthemurph says:

    February 17, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    UW did not have a weak SOS while he was at Madison. One season yes, but not the others.

    Bielema is an ungrateful, me first ego maniac. He is also a coward. I wouldn’t want him heading my football program, especially after what he did to Barry Alvarez. he wasn’t man enough to tell Barry he was entertaining offers from other schools. He simply handed him a resignation letter between the end of the season and the Rose Bowl.

    If any school is dumb enough to hire this guy, they deserve whatever it is the end up getting. And what they will get screwed in the end.
    ——–
    Facts are easy to show, per sports reference in Bielemas 12 seasons his 5 seasons with the strongest SOS were in Arkansas with the 7 lowest being his years at Wisconsin. Furthermore the 2 years at Wisconsin with the highest SOS(only 2 that werent just average) he had his 2 worst years at Wisconsin going 7-6 and 8-5.

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