Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wisconsin Defensive Coordinator/LB Coach

Dave Doeren has been hired as the new head coach at Northern Illinois. While there is a chance that defensive line/special teams coach Charlie Partridge and/or Chris Ash will take over as coordinator, Wisconsin will still need to fill the role of linebackers coach. The coaching tree has come up with the following potential replacements:

* = candidate for defensive coordinator position

William Inge* - Buffalo Defensive Coordinator
  • LB coach at San Diego State in 2006 and '07. Worked with cornerbacks coach Chris Ash in 2007.
  • Recruiting coordinator at Iowa from 1998-2000. Bret Bielema coached linebackers at Iowa from 1996-2001.
  • Played at Iowa from 1993-96. Bielema was a graduate assistant with the Hawkeyes in 1994 and '95.

Todd Orlando* - UConn Defensive Coordinator
  • Played linebacker at Wisconsin from 1990-93. Played with TE coach Joe Rudolph for three seasons.

Kevin Cosgrove* - ex-Minnesota Defensive Coordinator
  • Defensive coordinator at Nebraska from 2004-07, working with Joe Rudolph in 2007.
  • Coached at Wisconsin from 1990-2003, becoming defensive coordinator in 1995.

Curtis Bray - Iowa State Defensive Ends Coach
  • Coached with Chris Ash at Iowa State in 2009
  • LB coach at Pitt from 2003-06, where he coached with Charlie Partridge, who coached defensive ends and special teams at Pitt.

Other names in consideration: Charlie Camp, Akron; Robb Smith, Rutgers.

1 comment:

  1. check out Al Seamonson @ Maryland. Former UW player, would help on East Coast recruiting