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What is former Arkansas coach Bret Bielema's role with Patriots?

Ryan Hannable
March 21, 2018 - 1:51 pm

Over the past few weeks former Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema has been spotted with Bill Belichick and other members of the Patriots coaching staff.

The first came up at the combine courtesy of, but it was unclear exactly what his role would be.

According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, he has been serving as a consultant for the Patriots and helping them with some of their draft prospects. On Wednesday, Bielema was seen at the USC pro day wearing a Patriots shirt.

Bielema was fired from Arkansas at the end of their season after five years.

Belichick has been known to hire former coaches to his staff in consulting roles over the years, most notably Greg Schiano. Bielema coached several current members of the Patriots in Trey Flowers, Deatrich Wise and James White (Wisconsin).