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This post was edited by Pylon St8ofmind 16 months ago
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They'll be a lot better now than they have been. Good hire for them.
Yea....they'll get so much better than three straight big ten titles and rose bowls every year....come on man. May be a good coach, but has had one good season and has ZERO midwest ties.
this is a really good hire for them...... if we assume he takes his USU staff with him, it will be interesting to see how they do in midwestern recruiting.....
i think the Defensive Recuits will stay on mass.... he is a D guy... his d at utah state was top 20
the other interesting thing is they played the spread offense at USU, so will he try and transition to the same thing in madison???
Could that just be because the WAC sucks?
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I'm trying to think of another guy that coached at Utah State and later was hired to coach a BIG team. John L. something....can't quite think of his name.
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Sorry just feel like this guy is another JLS for Wisconsin. Same situation with JLS..had one great year with Louisville (11-1) and had a history of not having any ties to the Midwest or coaching in the Midwest (Big Ten, MAC, etc.). He will get Wisconsin to winning 7-8 games a year but this is the type of hire that won't get them to the Big Ten Championship game with Ohio State in their division. Just because your defense is ranked top 20 in nation from the WAC doesn't make you a great defensive mind. I am surprised Wisconsin didn't go after Chryst, Graham, or anyone else. Either it was difficult to get them out of contract or there is more to the fall outs with Barry. Also if he tries to run the spread offense at Wisconsin..it will be another major fail.
This post was edited by Izzomsu 16 months ago
Home run hire huh?
"losing Caleb Benenoch is a blow that Dantonio will never recover from. Izzo has lost it as well. Hoke and Beilein own the state."
Yeah the WAC sucks, but he also has WAC level players on his defense.
Excellent post overall!
I am thinking that Wisconsin did go down their "recruiting" board from Plan A down to this guy and I have a feeling that this guy is Wisconsin's plan g coach on the board.
They got a guy who is comfortable with Alvarez wielding power behind the scenes. That has to scare off a lot of potential coaches.
I was suprised they didn't go after Darrell Bevell, former below average QB at Wisky, former QB coach for Packers and current OC for the Seahawks where he is coaching up Russell Wilson.
Yeah, IIRC that guy you're referring to also had a lot of success at smaller schools in non-BCS conferences.
Too early to say whether this is a great hire or a poor one. Certainly, not what was expected with so many other coaches who have a connection to the program/Avarez and would have been more seamless hires (Diaco, Bevell...) I can see why Barry would have felt odd pulling Chryst after he had just lobbied for him to get the Pitt job, and Doeren had just signed on to NC State.
The USU team was pretty dangerous and were pretty solid in the two games I saw them play.
Not all coaches will be saddled with what JLS had and/or shoot himself in the foot as JLS had done without hiring "local" recruiters.
Andersen has to get position coaches tied to the midwest as well as a couple with Wisky connections to keep from falling off the map. If they start to, look for Alvarez to pull the plug quickly and make a legacy type hire.
Alvarez must have seen something during their game with USU that he liked.
hopefully, their offensive coordinator (Matt Canada) is freed up and we're able to snag him up in January!!
If MSU went after this guy, we'd all be scratching our heads and calling it a desperation hire...since Wisconsin has a caliber program similar to ours, it only follows that they should consider this hire to be a bad one.
Your'e right, though...we won't know how good or bad this hire is until he performs.
Who in your mind would have not been a desperation hire? Barry said he wanted a guy with head coaching experience.
The other options were Mel Tucker, Matt Campbell (would have been a terrible hire), Joe Rudolph (no experience, would have been bad), Chryst (not an option), and Chris Petersen...who wasn't realistic, Diaco (who may be an up and comer but would have had to build a staff), and maybe a few others. All things considered this is a nice get. Just need to finalize the staff and shore up any recruiting losses.
Well Bielema was a pretty bad coach in game situations. I think Alvarez still having a lot of influence over the program is a huge part of their success.
I think Wisconsin will be fine as long as Alvarez basically controls the program behind the scenes. Unless you are a total JLS level dumbass it's hard to fail now. Even Bielema was successful and he seems less than intelligent to me.
He called an amazing game in the B1GCG, but this is a big loss only because it is another piece of the previous staff that's turning over. But given the Andersen hire, that spot will be filled.
As mentioned in a post earlier Saturday, several Wisconsin assistants are making moves or considering them as the school's search for a head coach con
I don't think that he'll end up being a JLS level hire, but guess who Andersen's OC was his first 3 years at USU?
They went cheap, he got a huge raise but they went shopping at walmart for their coach.
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Gary Andersen's contract with Wisconsin is 5 years and will pay him $1.8 mil in year 1 wtih 100k raises each season. Year 5 will be 2.2 mil
I liked how he had his running backs going downhill against us when we played them in October. Yeah, our defense was pretty stellar that day, but I could see the workings of a guru who knew what he was doing.
So everyone is happy. And there's more money for assistants.
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