He had good and sometimes great teams. He had a great boss in athletic director Barry Alvarez, who handpicked Bielema as his coaching successor after the 2005 season. He made pretty good coin ($2.6 million). He seemingly had much more job security than most major-conference coaches. As long as Alvarez was around, Bielema was safe. He talked before this season about the promise of the 2013 squad.
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