Wisconsin Badgers football assistants Ted Gilmore and Tim Tibesar have updated roles within the program entering the 2017 season.
Along with his duties as wide receivers coach, Gilmore will also serve as the offensive pass game coordinator. Tibesar, the outside linebackers coach, will now also be the defensive run game coordinator.
After B5Q’s Andrew Rosin noted the changes on UW’s roster, B5Q confirmed with a UW official on Wednesday that the additions to Gilmore’s and Tibesar’s titles were recent changes.
Gilmore has tutored the likes of Alex Erickson and Robert Wheelwright, along with guiding the emergence of redshirt senior Jazz Peavy and sophomores Quintez Cephus and A.J. Taylor. Along with the on-field results, the former NFL assistant has recruited very well in the state of Texas and generally at the wide receiver position.
In addition to convincing Cephus and Taylor to come to Madison, Gilmore secured 2017 receivers Danny Davis, Emmet Perry, and Cade Green—the latter two from the Lone Star State. In this current recruiting cycle, projected wide receivers Taj Mustapha, A.J. Abbott, and Aron Cruickshank have already given their verbal commitments to Wisconsin.
Tibesar’s work with the outside linebackers also cannot be overstated. As he groomed the likes of current NFL players Joe Schobert, T.J. Watt, and Vince Biegel, Tibesar’s position group has been a continued position of strength since he arrived prior to the 2015 season.
This year’s team will return redshirt senior Garret Dooley, but Tibesar’s mentorship and coaching of fellow redshirt senior Leon Jacobs—now back at his original collegiate position—redshirt sophomore Zack Baun, and JUCO transfer Andrew Van Ginkel will be critical to the team’s success.
UW promotes Chris McIntosh to deputy athletic director
Once a former All-American, two-time team captain, and NFL first-round draft pick, Chris McIntosh now has an even broader role within the Wisconsin athletic department.
Formerly the associate athletic director for business development, Wisconsin announced on Wednesday that McIntosh will take over the role of deputy athletic director, effective immediately.
“It is important for us to continue to evaluate ourselves and make adjustments and evolve where necessary,” UW athletic director Barry Alvarez said in a release. “I am always looking to put people into positions and give them responsibilities that are in the best interests of the department. We are fortunate here to have a lot of staff who are very experienced and committed to seeing our student-athletes succeed on and off the fields of play.”
According to UW, Mcintosh will take over the role of deputy AD for Walter Dickey, who will stay within the athletic department and continue to oversee “compliance, government affairs an liaison for legal affair, in addition to serving as a co-liaison to the Big Ten Conference and UW Athletic Board.”
McIntosh will now assume oversight of the following departments: business development, human resources, recruiting, and strategic planning. Added on to his duties as well will be acting as a co-liaison to the Big Ten and UW Athletic Board.d
It has been a steady climb through the ranks for McIntosh, who returned to his alma mater in December 2014 as director of development before progressing to associate athletic director for business development in February 2016. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus reported in April 2016 that sources believed the former Outland Trophy finalist, who started 50 straight games at left tackle in his UW career, appeared to be the heir apparent to Alvarez.
- Nigel Hayes scored six points in 17 minutes in the New York Knicks’ 84-73 loss to the Orlando Magic in the NBA Summer League in Orlando. The former Wisconsin standout was 3-of-5 shooting with five rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
- Fifty UW student-athletes earned 2016-17 Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholars honors. Among them are football players Brett Connors and Eric Steffes and women’s hockey players Mikayla Johnson and Annie Pankowski.
- For an interesting look at how in-state talent is shaping up, check out BadgerBlitz.com’s story ($) on some Wisconsin prep football recruits.
- Defensive tackle Bryson WIlliams committed to the Badgers on Wednesday. For more, check out stories from BadgerNation.com ($) and BadgerBlitz.com ($).