Utah perspective on Andersen leaving for UW
The news out of Madison is that Utah State football coach Gary Andersen has accepted an offer to become the next head football coach at Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin State Journal was first to report the news. Andersen spent 4 seasons at Utah State and lead the Aggies to an 11-2 record last season. One of his teams losses was a 16-14 decision to the Badgers. The team finished the regular season ranked 18th in the AP top 25 - and they closed out their season beating Toledo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, 41-15.
Andersen is 48 years old, has a wife, three sons and two great danes. One of Andersen's sons plays for Utah State, and the other two are in high school but have committed to play at Utah State.
The Salt Lake City Tribune is reporting that most, if not all, of Andersen's assistants will follow him to Madison. The Badgers football program has lost six assistants since Bret Bielema's departure in early December.
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