Utah State's Gary Andersen Tabbed as Wisconsin's Next Head Coach

Andersen is reportedly set to replace Bret Bielema as the Badgers' head coach. Bielema abruptly left for the head coaching job at Arkansas on Dec. 4.

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Andersen Announces 2013 Coaching Staff

Thomas Hammock and Ben Strickland stay on, but where's Bart Miller?


Andy Ludwig to be Named Offensive Coordinator

The former San Diego State offensive coordinator looks to make a new home in Madison.


[UPDATED] Badger Breakdown: The OC Sweepstakes

Who will call the plays in year one of the Gary Andersen regime? It's time to break us down some candidates.


What Will Andersen's Staff Look Like? [UPDATED]

The Badgers' new head coach is reportedly bringing along most of his Utah State assistants. How do they fit into the leftover staff from Bret Bielema?


Andersen: "Alvarez Didn't Have to Make a Pitch"

Wisconsin's new head coach was introduced on Friday, expressing his players-first attitude and the thrill of jumping to the Big Ten.


Barry Pushing to Retain Assistants

Could Barry rein back in Charlie Partridge, Bart Miller and Ben Herbert?


10 Ways Andersen Can Endear Himself to Badger Fans

Wisconsin's new head coach has a few quick wins in front of him when it comes to winning over the Badger faithful. We may or may not be serious ... you decide.


Early Reaction to Gary Andersen Coming to UW

Gary Andersen is bound for Wisconsin, and early reports have tabbed the move as somewhat of a surprise. Andersen, the head coach at Utah State, was a late entrant into the pool of possible candidates, and he also affirmed his commitment to remaining the Aggies' coach in late November.

Nevertheless, the hiring is expected to be officially announced on Thursday. Here are some notable bits of reaction and updates (we'll be keeping this updated over the next day or so, so check back for the latest):

Tony Jones, Utah State beat writer at the Salt Lake Tribune:

On the possibility of Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton following Andersen to Wisconsin (Keeton finished 18-of-34 with 181 passing yards, two touchdowns and 75 rushing yards in Wisconsin's 16-14 win over Utah State on Sept. 15):

Kevin Graham, Cohost of Gunther & Graham & Program Director on 1320 KFAN in Salt Lake City:

Graham has an updated post with info from some sources here.

Those coaches could include defensive coordinator Dave Aranda (who was offered the DC job at Cal that eventually went to former Wisconsin linebackers coach Andy Buh) and most of Andersen's offensive staff. Offensive coordinator Matt Wells could stay at Utah State, though, if he was offered the head coach job. Graham also hears Andersen will hire Utah defensive line coach Chad Kauha'aha'a, and Utah defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake could be a candidate for a spot on the staff, as well.

Utah State players:

Kicker Josh Thompson:

Cornerback Terrence Alston:

Linebacker Tavaris McMillian:


Gary Andersen to be Wisconsin's Next Head Coach

After a little rumor mill back-and-forth, all indications are Wisconsin will tab Utah State's head coach as their own.


Badger Breakdown: Gary Andersen

In part 13 of our series, recent events have dictated a look at a hire that I will hop around and shout 'Yes!' about a whole bunch of times if it comes true.


Report: UW Interviews Gary Andersen [UPDATED]

Two reports have surfaced indicating that Wisconsin's top choice to replace Bret Bielema may be Utah State head coach Gary Andersen.

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