According to Ian Rapoport, Giants OLB coach Bret Bielema is interviewing for the head coaching position at Colorado.
Bielema’s name also came up as a candidate for the opening at Michigan State before the Spartans hired former Colorado HC Mel Tucker last week.
A former head coach at Wisconsin and Arkansas, Bielema is reportedly very interested in returning to the college level as a head coach. He was just hired by the Giants this offseason after working as the DL coach for the Patriots in 2019.
Bielema, 50, 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 in 2018 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.