Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 12/24/12
Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez had a clear message for outgoing football assistants on Saturday: Stay away from current recruits who are committed to the Badgers.Most of the coaching staff will be following former Badgers head coach Bret Bielema, who take the same position with Arkansas, once Wisconsin concludes their Rose Bowl game against Stanford on Jan. 1. Only two of Bielema's assistants are being retained by newly hired head coach Gary Anderson. Alvarez issued a stern warning to those coaches preparing to jump ship after the bowl game:“I just told the coaches (Saturday), I wished them all well. I told them I appreciated all of the efforts they’ve given us,” Alvarez said. “I think they’ve been very professional. “When it’s time to practice and meet for the Rose Bowl, I expect — and they’ve given us — their full attention. They’ve been good with the kids. On your free time, if you want to work with the other school you’re going to, that’s fine. I just asked them, ‘Don’t recruit the guys who are committed.’ ”Only one 2013 recruit has dropped his commitment since Bielema took the Razorbacks job on Dec. 4. Bielema has stated that he will not recruit any players currently committed to the Badgers unless those players approach him first.Via Sports Illustrated.
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