Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that Patriots LBs coach Brian Flores, who is expected to be hired as the Dolphins’ next head coach, is believed to be considering former Wisconsin and Arkansas HC Brett Bielema for Miami’s defensive coordinator job.
Flores reportedly holds Bielema in high regard after working with him the past year in New England and it’s possible he could end up on the Dolphins’ coaching staff.
Alex Marvez hears that Packers assistant Patrick Graham is a hot name circulating around league circles as a likely member of Flores’ staff and a possible defensive coordinator candidate.
Bielema, 49, began his coaching career at Iowa as a graduate assistant back in 1994. He worked his way up to LBs coach before departing for a job at Kansas State.
Wisconsin later hired Bielema as their defensive coordinator in 2004 and promoted him to head coach two years later. He spent seven years as the team’s head coach before departing for the head-coaching job at Arkansas.
Unfortunately, Arkansas fired Bielema after five years and he agreed to join the Patriots last year as a consultant.
During his coaching career at Wisconsin and Arkansas, Bielema posted a record of 97-58 (62.5 percent) and 10 bowl appearances.
We’ll have more regarding the Dolphins as the news is available.