Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wisconsin Quarterbacks Coach

Paul Chryst has been hired as the new head coach at Pitt.  Bret Bielema will likely promote from within for the offensive coordinator position, with Bob Bostad as the most likely choice.  Wisconsin will still need a QB coach, so here is our list of potential candidates for the job:

Chuck Long - ex-Kansas Offensive Coordinator
  • Head coach at San Diego State from 2006-08.  Chris Ash was his defensive backs coach in 2007 and '08.
  • DB coach at Iowa from 1995-97 before moving to QB coach in '98.  Bret Bielema was a graduate assistant for the Hawkeyes in 1994 and '95 and took over as LB coach from 1996-2001.

Shawn Watson - Louisville Quarterbacks Coach
  • Offensive coordinator at Nebraska from 2007-10.  Joe Rudolph was the TE coach for the Cornhuskers in 2007 before coming to Wisconsin. 

Mike Sanford - ex-Louisville Offensive Coordinator
  • WR coach for the San Diego Chargers from 1999-2001.  DelVaughn Alexander was an offensive assistant for the Chargers in '99.
  • WR coach at USC from 1989-96.  Alexander played WR for the Trojans from 1991-94 and stayed on staff as a graduate assistant from 1994-96.

Other names in consideration:
  • Blake Anderson, Southern Miss
  • Todd Fitch, South Florida
  • Mike Johnson, UCLA

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