He's baaaack. Barry Alvarez will coach Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl vs. Auburn on New Year's Day. This is, of course, the same scenario that unfolded after Bret Bielema abruptly left Wisconsin for Arkansas before the 2013 Rose Bowl. The Badgers lost to Stanford in that game, 20-14.
Alvarez was Wisconsin's head coach from 1990-2005, ultimately hand-picking Bielema as his successor before becoming Wisconsin's athletic director. All-time, Alvarez is 8-4 in bowls.