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Call it a change of course. Call it waiting for a better opportunity. Either way, you can call it a major head coaching change in college football, as Gary Andersen is leaving the Utah State Aggies to take the head coaching job with the Wisconsin Badgers. In his fourth season leading Utah State, Andersen had his best year at the best possible time. He led Utah State to the WAC Championship and a bowl win over the Toledo Rockets in the Famous Idaho potato Bowl this past Saturday. Andersen has a strong defensive background, which should fit in well in the Big 10 Conference. The 48-year-old Andersen was 26-24 at Utah State. He became the Aggies’ head coach after spending five seasons as the defensive coordinator at the University of Utah under Kyle Whittingham. In the four seasons before Andersen took over at Utah State, the Aggies won a total of nine games. They won 11 in 2012. Andersen will take over for Bret Bielema, who left to take the head coaching job with the Arkansas Razorback...

Reports: Wisconsin to hire Utah State's Andersen

Wisconsin will hire Utah State's Gary Andersen as head football coach to replace Bret Bielema, according to multiple media reports. The Wisconsin State Journal was first to report that Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez had offered Andersen the job Tuesday night. Andersen is in his fourth year at Utah State and is coming off his best season yet. The 18th-ranked Aggies...

Utah St. promotes Wells to coach

Utah State has promoted offensive coordinator Matt Wells to replace Gary Anderson as head football coach. The university announced move Thursday in Logan. Anderson has reportedly been hired at Wisconsin to replace Bret Bielema. Bielema left to take the Arkansas job. Wisconsin hasn't officially announced the hire yet. Andersen just completed his fourth and best season at Utah...

New Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen called each of his Utah State players to inform them he was leaving

We’ve seen multiple examples of how not to leave a school for another job from the likes of Tommy Tuberville and Randy Edsall. Now let’s take a moment to applaud a coach for leaving a school for another job the right. Former Utah State Gary Andersen was named the new head coach at Wisconsin today. And if you ask some Wisconsin fans, the hire was a home run. Andersen heads to...

Wisconsin is one of most valuable teams in college football?

By the numbers the Wisconsin Badgers have come a long, LONG way since the early 1990's and that's highlighted by the fact that they were named to the Forbes College Football's Most Valuable Teams list. Where did the Badgers rank? A not too shabby 14th to be exact. Forbes estimates that the University of Wisconsin football team is worth $76 million this year, a change...

Quotable: Wisconsin’s Gary Andersen on importance of defense

Wisconsin has found their new head coach, the defensive-minded Gary Andersen. The now former Utah State head coach is coming off the most successful season in school history, with 11 wins and a blowout bowl victory against Toledo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. As ironic as it may be, a loss at Wisconsin may have kept the Aggies from making a push to play the role of BCS Buster...

Utah State player arrested after bowl game

A Utah State football player was arrested in Boise after the Aggies' bowl victory on Saturday. Junior lineman Sini Tauauvea (SEE'-nee tao-ow-VEH'-ah.) of West Valley City, Utah, was booked into the Ada County jail at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday on charges of misdemeanor battery and trespassing. He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 7. Former Aggies player Caleb Mandale...

Reports: Badgers offer Andersen coaching job

MADISON, Wis. Utah State coach Gary Andersen is considering an offer to become the next football coach at Wisconsin, according to multiple media outlets. The Wisconsin State Journal was the first to report the news, citing a source close to the Badgers' football program, which said Andersen was athletic director Barry Alvarez's top choice to take over for Bret Bielema,...

Reports: Utah State coach Gary Andersen offered Wisconsin coaching job

Reports: Utah State coach Gary Andersen offered Wisconsin coaching job.

Wisconsin Football Makes a Home Run Hire in Utah State's Gary Andersen

After a two-week search, Wisconsin has finally found its next head coach. Utah State’s Gary Andersen has been hired to replace Bret Bielema in...

Reports: Wisconsin to Hire Gary Andersen as Head Football Coach (And It’s a Good Move For Badgers)

Just three months ago I was at Camp Randall Stadium when the Wisconsin Badgers narrowly avoided what would had been a major upset when Utah State’s late 37-yard field goal attempt sailed wide right. Sitting behind the visiting team tunnel that night, I could not help but notice the appreciative ovation the losing Aggies received from the UW faithful as they trudged off.  Conference...

Recruiting Hot Board 3.0

Wisconsin finally has a coach, as former Utah State coach Gary Andersen is expected to be announced as the Badgers' 29th head coach in school history. What are the Badgers' verbal recruits saying about the new hire?

Badgers 2012 Year in Review: No. 10 - Danny O' Brien Transfers & the epic fail that follows

It's hard to believe but we are nearing the end of 2012, but it's indeed coming to a close. It's also safe to say it has been a hell of a year in Badger country, huh? With that in mind it's time for us to recap the year that was in Badger sports. We've combed through the best stories of the year, the biggest headlines, the untold stories, and so much more to give...
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