Former New England Patriots defensive line coach Bret Bielema is in the running for the head coaching job at Colorado. Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Bret Bielema continues to get looks at the college level to potentially return to head coaching.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Bielema, who recently took a position as a defensive assistant with the New York Giants, is interviewing for the Colorado Buffaloes’ head coaching position.

Bielema would replace Mel Tucker, who left Colorado to take the Michigan State job. Bielema had been very interested in that job as well, but the Spartans never seemed to seriously consider him.

Bielema has a 97-58 record at the college level. He won three Big Ten titles with Wisconsin, but was a failure at Arkansas.

Colorado’s rumored top choice for the role seems to be in limbo right now. Bielema may be something of a fallback plan as a result.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.


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