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Coach's Corner: Strickland on Cro's Cousin

Marcus Cromartie's surname helped him get on the radar of NFL scouts, but it won't win him a roster spot in San Diego. The cousin of the more heralded Antonio Cromartie, Marcus looks to beat the odds and stick as an UDFA. For more on Marcus and his quest, we check in with Wisconsin assistant coach Ben Strickland.
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Game Preview: Ben Strickland

Losing both starters from last year's Rose Bowl team, many who attend today's Wisconsin spring game will be watching how the young cornerbacks react. Appearing on the show Inside Badger Nation, cornerbacks coach Ben Strickland breaks down his position, the coaching staff's approach to the spring game and in-state recruiting.
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Andersen Looks to "Be Great" with 1st class at Wisconsin

It is true that many of the recruits in the 2013 football recruiting class cannot be directly attributed to new head coach Gary Andersen. But that doesn’t mean that he didn’t have a hand in the process. Andersen is confident that he and his staff have put in the time to properly fill the open slots. “When we were at the Rose Bowl practices and locked ourselves in the...
Via Madtown Badgers
February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

UWs commitments mostly staying put

Jack Keeler says now he had a premonition that former Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema would bolt from the football program during his time as a Badgers player. Despite his suspicions, Keeler, a 6-foot-7, 290-pound offensive lineman from Barrington (Ill.) High School, maintained his commitment to Wisconsin for the Class of 2013. "I kind of got the feeling the first few months of...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Andersen views Strickland as valuable aide

LOS ANGELES Ben Strickland knew nothing of Gary Andersen's coaching philosophies and hadn't even spoken to the man eight days ago when Andersen was introduced as Wisconsin's next head football coach. In other words, the butterflies in Strickland's stomach were churning at a record pace because his job security was in serious doubt. If, for some reason, the two coaches...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Andersen to retain Hammock on his Badgers staff

Earlier today new Badgers head coach Gary Andersen confirmed that he will be keeping Ben Strickland on staff and now it's being reported by Adam Mertz of the Wisconsin State Journal that running backs coach Thomas Hammock will be retained as well.  However, his role hasn't been able to be confirmed. Hammock not only coached running backs but was the assistant head coach...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

The Great Story Continues for Strickland

From walk-on to the 2007 team captain, former Wisconsin defensive back Ben Strickland started his coaching career as a graduate assistant under Coach Bret Bielema. Now he's gets the opportunity to work for him as a full-time assistant, getting promoted Wednesday.
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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