The Giants announced last week that Joe Judge's coaching staff was officially complete. But they might have to replace one position already.
Bret Bielema, who was named the Giants' outside linebackers coach as well as senior assistant, is said to have "definite" interest in taking over the Michigan State Spartans after Mark Dantonio retired last week, per the Detroit Free Press' Rainer Sabin.
Michigan State was expected to see Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell be their top candidate, but he decided to stay with the Bearcats. Now the search is back to square one.
Bielema has head coaching experience in college football, leading Wisconsin (2006-2012) and Arkansas (2013-2017) before joining the Patriots in the NFL in 2018 as their defensive line coach.
Michigan State will continue its search on Monday, and a decision could be coming soon as they'd like to get someone in place sooner rather than later. And they could be calling Bielema, who might want to take over a college program once again, leaving the Giants to begin searching for their own replacement.