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Wisconsin football: WR coach Ted Gilmore leaves for Michigan State

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A long standing member of Paul Chryst’s staff has left for another Big Ten school.

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After joining the Wisconsin Badgers coaching staff in 2015, wide receiver coach Ted Gilmore has opted to leave the program to coach the tight ends for the Michigan State Spartans. He joins new MSU head coach, and Wisconsin alum, Mel Tucker in East Lansing.

In addition to his role with the wide receivers, Gilmore held the role of passing game coordinator for the Wisconsin offense for the past couple seasons, helping game-plan each week with offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph.

Gilmore was known for his strong relationships with players, and is credited for some improved development of Wisconsin wide receivers, most notably Quintez Cephus. With a long track record in the college game, as well as in the NFL, Gilmore will be a significant loss for the program.

One area in which Gilmore excelled in was recruiting. He is credited with improving the talent level of the wide receiving position over the past five years. In addition to his responsibility with the recruiting his position, the veteran coach was also active in the Great Plains area and in Texas.

There are reports that MSU offered Gilmore over $1 million a year, which would obviously be tough to turn down.

For the first time since Tim Tibesar left for Oregon State, Paul Chryst will be looking to fill a coaching vacancy due to a departed staff member.

Keep up to date with the coaching search here at B5Q.