NEW ENGLAND - A former Badgers football head coach has been hired by the New England Patriots.
Bill Belichick has hired Bret Bielema to be a consultant to the head coach in 2018, according to ESPN.
According to ESPN, Bielema has been working with the Patriots since June and spent a notable amount of time working with special teams units.
Bielema was fired from his position as head coach with Arkansas in November after five seasons. He was 29-34 with the Razorbacks.
He was the head coach for the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 2006 to 2012 and finished with a record of 68-24 with the Badgers. That included three consecutive appearances in Big Ten Championship games.