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Former Badgers coach Bielema hired by New England Patriots' Belichick

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.


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