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Wisconsin RB Gordon wrapping up college career

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Melvin Gordon is happy the whirlwind is over. The junior running back for Wisconsin relished the chance to put a chaotic week behind him with work on the practice field as the Badgers prepare for the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl against Auburn. Gordon spent time in Florida at the College Football Awards show and won the Doak Walker Award, an honor given to the nation's...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Badgers seniors knew quickly they wanted Alvarez to coach bowl game

MADISON, Wis. -- The words that rocked Wisconsin's football program yet again had settled in the air, and what remained was stunned silence from players. An impromptu team meeting inside the McClain Athletic Facility last Wednesday had resulted in head coach Gary Andersen informing his group that he was leaving to take over Oregon State's program. Andersen thanked players for their...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dispelling the myth of Paul Chryst’s offense as only ‘ground and pound’

Wisconsin will run the ball down your throat, then shove it even further down your throat some more and eventually continue doing it until you beg for mercy. Those are the scenes painted in words and written about the Wisconsin Badgers offense, especially that of former offensive coordinator turned new head coach Paul Chryst. None of which should be surprising with the number of...
Via Madtown Badgers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chryst will bring two members of Pitt Staff to Wisconsin

Pitt’s Paul Chryst is fully expected to become the next Wisconsin Badgers head coach and on Monday reputable coaching site, CoachingSearch.com, is reporting that the only thing standing in the way is the human resources process at Wisconsin. That means the waiting game plays out until Wednesday when the worst kept secret in the state of Wisconsin finally can be announced (probably...
Via Madtown Badgers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers potential assistant coaches under Paul Chryst

The Wisconsin Badgers won’t have a new head coach offer and/or announcement until Wednesday (despite all signs pointing to Paul Chryst being the man that will be offered and accept the job). However, that means we’ve got coaches hanging in limbo for the next few days. It also means that some coaches are going to go with Gary Andersen to Oregon State, while others may stay. Still...
Via Madtown Badgers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon Says Pittsburgh’s Paul Chryst Would Be A “Great” Hire For The Badgers

In all likelihood, Melvin Gordon’s final game as a Wisconsin Badger will come playing under Barry Alvarez, who is coaching the team’s bowl game against Auburn Jan. 1. Gordon, a redshirt junior, is likely to declare for the NFL following this season.  So, the Badgers’ Heisman finalist doesn’t really have to worry about who will be replacing departed coach Gary Andersen. Still...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin hiring policy will delay any possible Paul Chryst announcement

Paul Chryst is expected to become the next head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers. Any formal announcement, however, won't be coming for a while because of the University's hiring policies: Statement from Barry Alvarez on #Badgers head coaching search. pic.twitter.com/afCIdaLPoR — Badger Football (@BadgerFootball) December 12, 2014 None of this means, however, that we'll need to...
Via SCACC Hoops
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Paul Chryst to accept head coaching job at Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Badgers football program was shaken up with the news that Gary Anderson decided to leave for Oregon State. As the team is getting prepared for their bowl game, fans and alumni have been wondering who will be the Badgers new coach. Well it looks like Athletic Director Barry Alvarez didn’t waste anytime in who he wanted to go after. According to the Milwaukee Journal...
Via No Guts, No Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Chryst to Wisconsin all but official

Pitt football coach Paul Chryst has been lured away to Wisconsin as reported by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As JD reported earlier tonight, Paul Chryst to Wisconsin rumors were intensifying mightily. Well shortly after his story ran several news outlets have reported that Chryst is departing the Panthers program to head back to Madison. The news first broke of the hiring from the...
Via SCACC Hoops
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Paul Chryst Likely to Land Wisconsin Job

It appears that Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez didn’t take much time finding a replacement for recently departed head coach Gary Anderson, who suddenly left for Oregon State on Wednesday. According to multiple reports, the Badgers on the verge of hiring current Pittsburgh Panthers head coach and former Wisconsin offensive coordinator Paul Chryst as the program’s new...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Chryst coming home, set to be named next Wisconsin Badgers head coach

When you’re a Madison, Wis. native, a former quarterback at the University of Wisconsin and have been the offensive coordinator at the school twice, it’s safe to say you’re a Badger for life. According to reports Chryst’s journey at the University of Wisconsin is not done, as Barry Alvarez is set to hire the Pitt head coach for the same position, per multiple reports out...
Via Talking 10
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Gary Andersen Aftermath: WISCONSIN NEEDS TO AVOID BEING STUCK IN TRANSITION WITH THIS COACHING HIRE

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a re-post from our friends at Bloguin’s Wisconsin site, MadTown Badgers. Follow MadTown Badgers on Twitter and keep visiting the website for complete coaching search coverage. Naturally, with the Badgers being a prime Final Four contender in men’s basketball, you’ll want to stay with MTB through early April as well. Here’s the MTB story on Wisconsin’s...
Via The Student Section
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin's Gordon takes Doak Walker Award as best running back

Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon has won the Doak Walker Award as college football's best running back.  The junior has rushed for 2336 yards and 26 touchdown this season. Along the way, he broke the single-game FBS record for rushing yards in a single game by going for 408 against Nebraska, though that mark would be exceeded a week later by Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine. More to come.
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jon Gruden Interested In Wisconsin?

The Wisconsin Badgers are trying to find a new head coach after Gary Anderson bolted for Oregon State. There are a number of potential candidates for the open position, but could Jon Gruden be interested? The Badgers tweeted a photo of Gruden talking with Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez. #BadgersCoachingRumors pic.twitter.com/mqIVy4f6Kg — Badger Football (@BadgerFootball...
Via BlackSportsOnline
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Alvarez to coach Wisconsin Badgers in Outback Bowl

Wisconsin Badgers legendary head coach and now athletic director will wear the headset on the sideline one more time, as the Badgers face life without a head coach right now. As Wisconsin’s brass went to Tampa Bay to discuss the Outback Bowl matchup, Barry Alvarez let the public know what was long speculated — he was going to coach this team against the Auburn Tigers. The impetus...
Via Talking 10
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Top eight Wisconsin Badgers head coaching candidates

There must be something about that Wisconsin Badgers job Gary Andersen knows, and Bret Bielema knew, that we don’t. And whatever that something is, likely won’t be made public knowledge for a long time. Bielema moved laterally at best, but at least you could understand the move. He had been there for awhile and it is a huge step up in conference. Andersen made a significant...
Via The Sports Bank
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon Lose His Shot at the Heisman With Poor Big Ten Championship Game?

When the list of Heisman finalist was announced it did not come as a surprise that Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon was included on the list. After all, he did join the exclusive 2000+ yard club and momentarily held the mark for best single rushing game in college football history. Had he not been invited it would have been an absolute injustice to football fans everywhere.But...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers need to avoid being stuck in transition with this coaching hire

With the shocking announcement coming just before 5 Pm CT that Gary Andersen would be leaving his head coaching job at Wisconsin and taking the head coach position at Oregon State, Madison, Wis. was sent into a frenzy of questions, rumors and general hysteria. Amidst all this chaos is the odd realization that Wisconsin Football finds itself at a crossroads. The next decisions made...
Via Madtown Badgers
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Montee Ball, Melvin Gordon shocked over Gary Andersen’s departure

Current Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and former Badgers star RB Montee Ball had a Twitter exchange on Wednesday evening where they expressed shock over the departure of Gary Andersen. Andersen surprisingly left Wisconsin to take the Oregon State job, meaning the Badgers will be looking for their third head coach since 2012. The conversation...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Who should Badgers hire as next head coach?

Wisconsin’s football program finds itself searching for a second time in three years for a new head coach, something that isn’t ideal to say the least. It’s also something that gives athletic director Barry Alvarez a shot to do it right this time around. He’ll be looking for a coach with true longevity and someone that wants to be at Wisconsin for Wisconsin, not as a step...
Via Madtown Badgers
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon Says That He Will Go Pro At The End Of This Season

It appears that Melvin Gordon will play one more game for the Wisconsin Badgers. During his appearance on The Dan Patrick Show today, Wisconsin’s All-American back said that he plans on declaring for the 2015 NFL Draft at the end of the year. Dan – “So that’s official…you’re coming out (for the draft)…playing in the Outback Bowl and going to the Heisman?”…Melvin...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

tBBC Radio Hour: B1G Championship Preview

It’s B1G Championship week and tBBC Radio Hour is back to get you ready for Saturday’s showdown in Indianapolis with the Wisconsin Badgers. Joining us to do so is Talking 10 and Madtown Badgers lead editor Andy Coppens.  Joe and Andy talk about the latest coaching changes and candidates in the conference as well as the end of the season awards handed out this week. We also take...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Backup RB Pokes Fun At Sports Illustrated For Mistakenly Using His Photo In Melvin Gordon Feature

Back on November 15, Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon set a new FBS record for most rushing yards in a game (425) against Nebraska. That number has since been eclipsed by Oklahoma tailback Samaje Perine, but the fact remains that it was still one of the most impressive performances in college football history. Not surprisingly, Sports Illustrated chose to do a feature on Gordon...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Hopes to Establish Dominance in the Big Ten's New Era

It does not matter which division you put them in, as the Wisconsin Badgers just have a knack for playing for the Big Ten championship game. In...
Via Athlon Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker Celebrates Win By Punching Ball Into Teammate’s Head (Video)

Sam Dekker’s Wisconsin teammates should take cover when the Badgers forward is celebrating a win. Wisconsin defeated Georgetown 68-65 on Thanksgiving in Paradise Island, Bahamas, to advance to the Battle 4 Atlantis Finals. But it wasn’t sunshine and rainbows for all of the Badgers when Dekker began flexing, slamming the ball onto the court before eventually punching the ball...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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