Illinois Hires Bret Bielema And Here's How Much They're Paying Him
Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports
The University of Illinois has officially hired new head coach Bret Bielema. He's getting a six-year deal that begins with a salary of $4.2 million... Bielema's statement per the Illini...
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"Illinois and the Big Ten is home for me, and I can't be any more excited about the opportunity in front of me with the Fighting Illini," Bielema said. "We want to build a program that makes Illini Nation proud and regain the passion that I've seen when Illinois wins. We want the young men playing football in the state of Illinois from Freeport to Cairo and from Quincy to Danville dreaming of wearing the Orange and Blue and playing at Memorial Stadium. I look forward to re-connecting with the high school coaches around the state making it clear we intend to keep our players home.

"We will build an outstanding staff for both player development and recruiting. The University of Illinois has incredible facilities and is known as one of the world's outstanding academic institutions. We will hold the young men on our team responsible both on and off the field while coaching them to be champions in life. Jen and I, along with our girls, are excited to get to Champaign-Urbana and get started on the journey. Go Illini!"
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26 Comments
I'll f-up their program for $1 million a year.
Reply4 months
Effing Bert's back.
Reply4 months
Show pics of his wife. That’s the only good thing about news on him
Reply4 months
They gave him 4 mill, lol.
Reply4 months
What a joke of a coach, they'd be better hiring Lee Corso
Reply4 months
He is one heck of a salesman. He definitely outkicked his coverage with his wife, and now talks his way into a huge salary after failing miserably at Arkansas.
Reply4 months
I wish he were still at Arkansas. They were made for each other.
Reply4 months
So Arky can stop paying him now?
Reply4 months
We stopped paying Bert a long time ago.
4 months
Bert got paid daaaaamn
Reply4 months
This is a good fit for him. Best of luck to him.
Reply4 months
Not good enough for the SEC, but an outstanding Big 10 coach. Phenomenal hire by Illinois
Reply4 months
Not good enough for the SEC, but an outstanding Big 10 coach. Phenomenal hire by Illinois
Reply4 months
4.2M per year? Are you fricking kidding me? Hiring is one thing but 4.2 is insanity.
Reply4 months
Is he still married to that gold digger?
Reply4 months
Golden Corral BOLO
Reply4 months
Thats a good coach for illinois. I bet bielema has them back at 7 or 8 wins in 3 years
Reply4 months
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First of all he's a helluva great guy. Secondly, when he was the head coach at Wisconsin he got a big raise but his assistants didn't and he pumped up their salaries from his own bank account. Thirdly, he can recruit...Ark not so much but who's been successful recruiting there...Illinois is a real challenge but if he has the support he'll get it done.
Reply4 months
Dude’s a shitbag that hasn’t built anything that Barry Alvarez built first.
4 months
I am more surprised that the over virtuous woke state of Illinois let their state college fire a black coach and hired a white male.
Reply4 months
Overpaid big time wow
Reply4 months
Illinois overpaid.
Reply4 months
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