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Bret Bielema Is Reportedly Telling People He Has A New Job

A closeup of Bret Bielema in an Arkansas jumpsuit.

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - NOVEMBER 27: Head Coach Bret Bielema of the Arkansas Razorbacks on the sidelines during a game against the Missouri Tigers at Razorback Stadium Stadium on November 27, 2015 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Tigers 28-3. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Former Arkansas football head coach Bret Bielema has reportedly been telling people he's landing a big new job.

Bielema, who's been serving as an unspecified assistant on the Patriots' staff since getting fired by the Razorbacks, could be getting a promotion.

Patriots' insider Ben Volin is reporting that Bielema has been telling people he's landing the Patriots' new defensive coordinator job.

"Bret Bielema has been telling people he’ll be next Patriots DC," Volin reports.

Former Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano has also been mentioned for the job, though Volin reports that it would be unlikely for Belichick to make an outside hire for that position.

Bielema was Wisconsin's defensive coordinator for a couple of seasons before becoming the Badgers' head coach.

The Patriots, meanwhile, are set to play the Rams in the Super Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia next Sunday.

Kickoff for that game is set for 6:30 p.m. E.T. It will be televised on CBS.