Sep 15, 2012; Madison, WI, USA; Utah State Aggies head coach Gary Andersen during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin defeated Utah State 16-14. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
Wisconsin Thursday is expected to formally announce Gary Andersen of Utah State as its next head football coach. Andersen led his team to an 11-2 record this last season including an Idaho Potato Bowl 41-15 win over Toledo this last Saturday. Andersen was courted by Kentucky, Colorado and California but reportedly believes Wisconsin is his best fit. He will replace Bret Bielema who left for Arkansas.
Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez will coach the Badgers against Stanford in the Rose Bowl.