Former Wisconsin Badgers head football coach Bret Bielema has taken a position with the New England Patriots. Bielema will be a consultant to head coach Bill Belichick. E-S-P-N is reporting Bielema has been working with the team since last month, giving much of his attention to special teams. The University of Arkansas fired him after five seasons and a 29-and-34 record. His record with the Badgers was 68-and-24, including three straight appearances in the Big Ten Championship game.