Found December 21, 2012 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
MADISON, Wis. Gary Andersen had been in town less than 24 hours when he began arranging meetings to speak with members of Wisconsin's football team Thursday. But on his first day as the Badgers' new coach, he wasn't interested in talking much about X's and O's. He simply wanted to introduce himself, to give players his phone number and to let them know he was there for them now if they needed anything. "I have a major care factor for them, and I'm very interested, as quickly as I can, to let them understand that they can trust me," Andersen said Friday when he was introduced as the 29th football coach in Wisconsin program history. "But that takes time. Just because I say I want them to trust me means nothing. I have to show it through the way I carry myself." Andersen's presence on campus already has been a welcome sight for players, who can finally breathe a sigh of relief following two weeks of uncertainty at the top of the footb...

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