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Badgers positional preview: Coaches

  This is the 11th in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Wisconsin football team's Aug. 4 start of practice. You can find the entire series here.  Today's position: Coaches Rating (1-to-10 scale): 8 Head coach: Gary Andersen (second season with Badgers), 35-28 overall at Utah State and Wisconsin, 9-4 at Wisconsin Coordinators: Andy Ludwig, offensive coordinator...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Badgers open Texas recruiting pipeline with 1st 2015 commit

Wisconsin has worked hard in the state of Texas over the last few months, upping their game in a state that the previous regime didn’t touch much on. That hard work has begun to pay off, as the Badgers got a commitment from 2015 cornerback Takadrae Williams out of Dallas, TX (South Oak Cliff) on Friday afternoon. He becomes the Badgers’ seventh overall commit and first in the...
Via Madtown Badgers
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers add No. 1 in-state player for 2015 class

The state of Wisconsin’s 2015 football class is nowhere near as deep and talented overall as the past few, making it vitally important for the Badgers to keep the top players from leaving the borders. On Sunday, UW took a big step towards doing just that, earning the commitment of the 247Sports composite No. 1-ranked player — Jon Dietzen. Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports broke the...
Via Madtown Badgers
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers cornerback Shelton knows starting spot not assured

MADISON, Wis. -- Maybe it was the fever. Maybe it was complacency. Or perhaps it was a mixture of both. Whatever the case, Wisconsin cornerback Sojourn Shelton wasn't producing at an acceptable level at the midway point of Badgers spring practices a few weeks ago. So head coach Gary Andersen and cornerbacks coach Ben Strickland decided to let him know about it. "They expressed...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers have confidence in freshmen cornerbacks

MADISON, Wis. -- The two-deep depth chart for Wisconsin's football team features an unusual scenario at cornerback this season, one rarely seen across the major college football landscape: two freshmen listed side-by-side. Given the scrutiny that comes with playing corner -- and the difficulties of mastering such a complex spot -- few newcomers typically find themselves in position...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers have confidence in freshmen cornerbacks

MADISON, Wis. -- The two-deep depth chart for Wisconsin's football team features an unusual scenario at cornerback this season, one rarely seen across the major college football landscape: two freshmen listed side-by-side. Given the scrutiny that comes with playing corner -- and the difficulties of mastering such a complex spot -- few newcomers typically find themselves in position...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers Coaches get Mic'd Up!

At times fans can feel left out of the loop and a little distant from their favorite teams - that's where social media and marketing come into play and as Badger fans we are lucky to have one good team at work to bring us all content and perspectives from behind the scenes, helping to bridge the gap between coaches, players and the fan.  One of the better things that have...
Via Madtown Badgers
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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.
Via sdg.scout.com
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Andersen alleviates Wisconsin prep coaches' concerns

A feeling of apprehension and uncertainty on the part of state high school football coaches was only natural when a new leading man emerged at the center of Wisconsin's football program in late December. Over the past seven years, they had grown accustomed to Bret Bielema presiding over a successful team and making in-state recruiting a priority. Bielema learned from former...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Andersen alleviates Wisconsin prep coaches' concerns

A feeling of apprehension and uncertainty on the part of state high school football coaches was only natural when a new leading man emerged at the center of Wisconsin's football program in late December. Over the past seven years, they had grown accustomed to Bret Bielema presiding over a successful team and making in-state recruiting a priority. Bielema learned from former...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 06, 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.
Via wisconsin.scout.com
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Former team manager living out his dream

MADISON, Wis. Brett Arnold used to stand on the Camp Randall Stadium turf in shorts and a T-shirt, snaring passes in the summer heat between bouts of fetching water or charting plays for Wisconsin's football team. He would dream of a day when he might actually run a route that mattered, catching passes in the very uniforms he helped keep clean. Alas, they were just dreams, he...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Former team manager living out his dream

MADISON, Wis. Brett Arnold used to stand on the Camp Randall Stadium turf in shorts and a T-shirt, snaring passes in the summer heat between bouts of fetching water or charting plays for Wisconsin's football team. He would dream of a day when he might actually run a route that mattered, catching passes in the very uniforms he helped keep clean. Alas, they were just dreams, he...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 16, 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

James reaffirms commitment to Wisconsin

Wisconsin's defensive line class was shaping up to be one of, if not THE most highly touted in school history. However, the departure of Bret Bielema to Arkansas threw a monkey wrench into the plans. One of the biggest names on the Badgers board, Alec James, decided to at least do a little looking around. However, on Wednesday morning James made it clear that he will be sticking...
Via Madtown Badgers
January 30, 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

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

Wisconsin's staff will hit ground running

MADISON, Wis. Hard work and fate put two fresh-faced coaches working their way up the college football ladder together at Northern Arizona in 1995. As underpaid and overworked assistants, defensive line coach Gary Andersen and defensive backs coach Bill Busch became nearly inseparable for two years. Andersen, who had been hired one day earlier, was there to greet Busch at the airport...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin's staff will hit ground running

MADISON, Wis. Hard work and fate put two fresh-faced coaches working their way up the college football ladder together at Northern Arizona in 1995. As underpaid and overworked assistants, defensive line coach Gary Andersen and defensive backs coach Bill Busch became nearly inseparable for two years. Andersen, who had been hired one day earlier, was there to greet Busch at the airport...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Andersen brings five new assistants to UW

MADISON, Wis. New Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen wasted little time in announcing the hiring of five new assistant coaches to join the Badgers' staff, which will also include two holdovers from the previous regime.On Thursday, Andersen officially hired offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Andy Ludwig, defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, secondary coach Bill Busch...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Andersen brings five new assistants to UW

MADISON, Wis. New Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen wasted little time in announcing the hiring of five new assistant coaches to join the Badgers' staff, which will also include two holdovers from the previous regime.On Thursday, Andersen officially hired offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Andy Ludwig, defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, secondary coach Bill Busch...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Andersen announces his 1st staff as Badgers Head Coach

A lot of speculation and wonder over the who's and why's of new Badgers football head coach Gary Andersen's 1st staff can now come to an end as the Badgers officially announced Andersen's staff late on Thursday evening. Most of the names were exactly who we expected to join the staff and the only surprise was to see that Bart Miller was not amongst the group announced...
Via Madtown Badgers
January 03, 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 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

Alvarez on Bielema: 'We're too close'

MADISON, Wis. Some day, Barry Alvarez and Bret Bielema may rekindle the bond they shared for nine years at Wisconsin on and off the football field. But that day isn't today, and it likely isn't coming anytime soon. Alvarez, the Badgers' athletic director and now interim coach, admitted after Saturday's practice that it would take some time before he could again have...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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