Bret Bielema Named Illinois Head Football Coach

Michael Woods/Associated PressIllinois athletic director Josh Whitman announced Saturday that Bret Bielema has been hired as the new head football coach for the Fighting Illini.Bielema, an Illinois native, released a statement after signing a six-year contract with a starting base salary of $4.2 million:”Illinois and the Big Ten is home for me, and I can’t…

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