Wisconsin Football

Report: No love for Andy Ludwig

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Former Colorado State offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin will join Gary Andersen at Oregon State, according to FootballScoop.com. Normally, this post would explain how said move improves the chances of Andy Ludwig remaining in Wisconsin, but with Paul Chryst back in town and Joe Rudolph frequently rumored to be following Chryst to Wisconsin, it seems unlikely that Ludwig has a spot on UW's staff moving forward.

Of course, things could change (how's that for edging a bet). As Andy Baggot reminded us on Madison.com on Saturday, some of the Badgers' best statistical offensive seasons have come under Ludwig. The Badgers averaged 480.8 yards per game last season (18th in the country) and are averaging 464.8 this season (24th) entering the season). But while the likes of Joel Stave, Tanner McEvoy, Kenzel Doe and, of course, Andersen certainly garnered criticism for their performances this season, they also had a fair share of support come that way. Ludwig really had none of that.

Joel Stave might've transferred if Gary Andersen stayed at Wisconsin

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"I would have had to see how spring ball and everything went," Stave said when asked if he would have considered getting his degree and transferring before next season had Andersen remained. "Regardless, I've got to be here next semester, because I have put enough time already into getting an engineering degree. I'm going to get it.

Here's a great story from Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recapping Joel Stave's insanely eventful season. The quote above is Stave saying he might've transferred if Gary Andersen remained in Madison, but the full article describes Stave's path from presumed starter entering the season to inactive following his early-season throwing issues, and back to his current status as Wisconsin's starter.

Melvin Gordon and Barry Alvarez also shared some impressive praise for Stave. Gordon in particular said he, as well as other teammates, thought Stave won the starting in fall camp.
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Wisconsin Football Recruiting

Updates on UW linebacker commits, targets

One last update before the Badgers can formally announce Paul Chryst's coaching staff.

Updates on UW linebacker commits, targets

One last update before the Badgers can formally announce Paul Chryst's coaching staff.

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Woods, Kauha’aha’a official to Oregon State

Two of Gary Andersen's Wisconsin assistants, along with strength and conditioning coach Evan Simon, were announced as part of Oregon State's staff on Tuesday.

Woods, Kauha’aha’a official to Oregon State

Two of Gary Andersen's Wisconsin assistants, along with strength and conditioning coach Evan Simon, were announced as part of Oregon State's staff on Tuesday.

Austin Kafentzis remains committed to UW

The prep quarterback who's broken record after record in Utah will stick with the Badgers.

Roundup: Barry has the highest praise for Gordon

In his post-practice media availability on Tuesday, Barry Alvarez discussed his preparation for the Outback Bowl, Melvin Gordon's accomplishments and Wisconsin's hiring process.

Here are the 46 applications for UW's coaching job

Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, current BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall and 44 others with varying qualifications submitted materials for consideration.

Talking Chryst, Aranda, early 2015 predictions

On Wednesday, Wisconsin hired Paul Chryst to replace Gary Andersen. Our writers convene to discuss the new head coach and other topics.

Practice roundup: Tanner McEvoy working both ways

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Tanner McEvoy prepares to go both ways against Auburn, Bart Houston talks second chances and more news from the last two days of bowl practices.

UW-Whitewater, Leipold win sixth D3 Championship

Lance Leipold leaves UW-Whitewater in the best way possible -- with another national championship to put on its mantle.

Wisconsin-Whitewater kicker Lake Bachar drills returner in 2014 Stagg Bowl

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Wisconsin Whitewater captured their sixth NCAA Division III championship Friday night in a 43-34 victory. Sophomore kicker Lake Bachar converted three of four field goal attempts, but also laid a solid hit on a kickoff return in the fourth quarter.

UW-Whitewater player got flagged for defending his kicker's right to HIT STICK #STAGGBOWL

— Jason Kirk (@JasonKirkSBN) December 20, 2014

Looking back at Gary Andersen's Wisconsin tenure

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As the Paul Chryst era began on Wednesday evening, here's one last look at Gary Andersen's chapter in the book of Wisconsin football.

Outback Bowl Q&A with College and Magnolia

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Walt Austin from College and Magnolia, SB Nation's Auburn Site, stops by to provide an early preview of the Outback Bowl.

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