Report: Bret Bielema interviewing for Colorado job
Bret Bielema is a candidate for the head coaching job at Colorado, according to a report.
According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that Bielema is interviewing for the vacancy at Colorado. The job became available when previous head coach Mel Tucker took the job at Michigan State.
Bielema is currently the outside linebackers coach and senior defensive assistant with the New York Giants. He was previously the head coach at Wisconsin and Arkansas, but hasn’t been a head coach since being fired by the Razorbacks at the conclusion of the 2017 season.
#Giants OLBs coach and senior defensive assistant Bret Bielema is interviewing for the head coaching job at the University of Colorado, sources say. The former Wisconsin and Arkansas coach could be back in college.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 17, 2020
Bielema was considered to be a candidate for the job at Michigan State after Mark Dantonio stepped down earlier this month. Bielema reportedly had interest in the job, but did not ultimately get the call from athletic director Bill Beekman.
In seven seasons at Wisconsin, Bielema compiled a 68-24 record and won three B1G titles. His teams finished ranked in the top 25 five times and he reached the postseason every year.
Success didn’t translate to the SEC. In five years at Arkansas, Bielema was 29-34 and had above a .500 record in SEC play just one season. The Razorbacks played in three bowl games.