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Bret Bielema gets a contract extension

Posted on: January 28, 2011 5:46 pm
Edited on: January 28, 2011 5:47 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Some good news for Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema on Friday, as it turns out that leading your team to the Rose Bowl and nearly scoring 100 points in a game a few times will get you a contract extension and a bit of a raise. 

Wisconsin announced that Bielema, along with several other coaches at the school, has received a contract extension. Bielema's new deal will run through 2016.

What isn't known at this point is what kind of raise Bielema is likely getting with the extension, and that Bielema made about $1.78 million in 2010.

In his five seasons at Wisconsin, where he replaced his current boss, Barry Alvarez, Bielema is 49-16. The team's trip to the Rose Bowl this season was the first time Wisconsin played in Pasadena in eleven years.

Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2011 10:45 am

Bret Bielema gets a contract extension

embarrasment? you make it sound like they got blown out. it was 21-19 such a defeat. and btw tcu is a good team

Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2011 4:33 pm
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Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2011 10:59 am

Bret Bielema gets a contract extension

Beilema has a number of other coaches to thank for his success, including Barry Alvarez, himself. Alvarez still helps, plenty, with recruiting in certain areas.  Paul Christ is another who comes to mind --he should be a head-coach, himself, and WOULD BE if he were not a Madison native, and happy here.  I hope he gets a big raise too (and I'm sure he did). 

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2011 9:23 am

Bret Bielema gets a contract extension

Wisconsin is very fortunate to have had two very successful coaches in Barry Alvarez (their current A.D.) and Bret Bielema, back to back. Few schools have had that luxury.  Just look how long it too Notre Dame to find a replacement for Lou Holtz, and school is still out on their current choice.  Michigan still may not have found a replacement for Lloyd Carr.  A job that was once coveted, became a nightmare search for Michigan, filled with "No thank you's" from many coaches.  Tennessee is on Head Coach #2 since Phil Fulmer left.  Rarely does a school replace a highly succesful coach with another highly successful coach.  The future looks bright for Wisconsin Football.

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