A whirlwind of rumors and speculation have hit Madison since former Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bret Bielema left for the Arkansas job.
With all the uncertainty behind Barry Alvarez’s search for the next coach, almost all of the assistants have decided to leave the program.
Here’s a recap of what has went down so far:
The latest assistant coach to leave the Badgers program was tight end coach Eddie Faulkner who will join Dave Doeren’s staff at NC State. Faulker is the sixth assistant to reportedly take a job somewhere else, leaving just three assistants on the payroll. Of those three (running backs coach Thomas Hammock, o-line coach Bart Miller and secondary coach Ben Strickland), Hammock is the only one mulling over a current offer to join Bielema at Arkansas. Here’s a review of the other moves:
Chris Ash (Defensive Coordinator) – Arkansas
Zach Azzanni (Wide Receivers Coach) – Tennessee
Andy Buh (Linebackers Coach) – Cal
Matt Canada (Quarterback/Offensive Coordinator) – NC State