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Giants assistant Bret Bielema could already be on way out

Bret Bielema might not stop at one job change this offseason.

Hired away from the Patriots to be the Giants’ outside linebackers coach and senior defensive assistant, Bielema is interviewing to be the head coach at the University of Colorado, according to NFL Network. The vacancy was created when Mel Tucker was hired by Michigan State — another job Bielema was connected to during the search.

Bielema, 50, wants to run his own college program again sooner or later, but will not take just any job without confidence elements are in place to ensure his success, a source told The Post. He went 97-58 in 12 seasons as a college coach at Wisconsin (2006-12) and Arkansas (2013-17), leading the Badgers to three straight Big Ten titles before leaving for the SEC.

Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy — who interviewed with the Giants before they hired Joe Judge as head coach — is considered the top target for Colorado, his alma mater.

Bielema spent the last two seasons working alongside Judge with the Patriots, as a staff consultant and then as defensive line coach.