Bielema promotes Pat Embleton to general manager role

(WCIA) — Following in the steps of other Power Five football programs, head coach Bret Bielema has promoted a long-time staffer to the role of general manager.

Pat Embleton has been with the Illinois program since 2013, working as the Director of Recruiting from 2015-20 and then as Executive Director of Recruiting and Personnel for the last two seasons.

“The value of him is the experience here before I got here,” said Bielema. “He had been with two coaches that had previously fallen and did not come through the way that they had hoped so I thought his experience from those times were invaluable.”

Embleton will continue to oversee all recruiting efforts from high school to the transfer portal.

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