New England Patriots de facto defensive coordinator Brian Flores, who is extensively anticipated to develop into the subsequent coach of the Dolphins if the edges agree on a contract and finalize a deal, already is engaged on his new Dolphins employees and has interest in a task for a outstanding former school head coach, in accordance with a source.
Flores holds former Wisconsin and Arkansas coach Brett Bielema in high regard, and the two have have gotten to know one another properly up to now yr, with Bielema presently working as a marketing consultant to Patriots head coach Invoice Belichick.
One supply briefed on the state of affairs stated he believes Bielema – along with others – is receiving consideration for the Dolphins’ defensive coordinator job and will find yourself on Miami’s coaching employees.
Earlier than turning into a university head coach, Bielema coached linebackers at Iowa, was co-defensive coordinator at Kansas State and was defensive coordinator at Wisconsin (2004-05).
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He was 68-24 in seven years as head coach at Wisconsin. He was fired as Arkansas coach in November 2017 after going 29-34 in 5 seasons.
The Patriots have had success drafting players recruited and coached by Bielema, including James White, Trey Flowers and Deatrich Clever.