Gary Andersen is leaving Wisconsin for… Oregon State.
Which begs the inevitable question: think Jeremy Foley’s suffering from a case of buyer’s remorse about now?
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Rumor is Delaney and Corch reneged on their agreement to let Whisky win the BIGX next season.
Anderson would have been a massive upgrade over Richt. If guys like that are going to wretched programs like Oregon State, then there’s no doubt we can get a much better coach than the guy we currently have.
I’d like to have a reaction to this, but Poe’s law makes it tricky.
You mean Edgar Allen Pow knew about the Internet? Wow! 😉
Well, you know what I mean.
Riiiight, blowing a double digit lead to LSU in the season opener, play a forgettable B1G schedule, then lay an egg like that in the championship game, I’m sure the #FireRicht crowd would love that!
Oh yes, GurleyMan, a massive upgrade.
Anderson is 49-38, a 56.3% winning percentage, compared with Richt’s 74%. How much lower would Anderson’s percentage have to be to be a slight upgrade over Richt instead of a massive upgrade?
Haha, well put.
Again, if you anti-Richt guys want to actually convince someone to agree with you, you GOTTA stop say ridiculous shit like this.
Haha. Yeah I bet we can at least get the guy at Boise State or some up and comer Assistant from the Big-12. Maybe we can get one of Sumlin or Dana’s guys and really put some points on the board.
This is really shocking.
What is wrong in Wisconsin? I kinda understood the Bert to Arkansas deal. Even though it is the SEC, it was kinda borderline.
But from Wisco to Oregon State? Wow. That is just shameful.
I wouldn’t read all that much into the Anderson move. Gary Anderson is a West guy. In fact it kind of surprised me that he took the Wisconsin job 2 years ago. He’s from Utah, grew up there, and played at a JC in Idaho and then at BYU. Every university he coached is in the western US except for Wisconsin. I think he just missed the West. The Pacific NW is a really great place. My oldest daughter went to Oregon (yep, she’s a Duck) so I have been out there many times. Corvallis is even nicer than Eugene IMHO. Plus, there isn’t the pressure to win at OSU like at Wisconsin, where the Badgers won 3 Big 10 titles in a row and when they didn’t under Anderson people started going all CMR on him for not winning a 4th. The Wisconsin job got him into a higher pay scale–now it’s time to go back West. FWIW I think Oregon State really got the better in that trade.
Hmmm. Interesting points.
Sucks for Wisconsin though. This makes them look bad, and the press has been hammering them for low assistant coach pay.
Alvarez is going, “Yes!!! I get to coach in the Outback Bowl. Suh…weet!
Thought the same thing! Probably will pocket the bonus money for going to a bowl too.
At least all the fans in the college football world can rely on Alvarez to be a force for honor and truth on the CFP “committee”.
When you leave Wisconsin for places like Arkansas and Oregon State, you know that you’ve become a dreaded stepping-stone program. Its always been about salaries and lack of commitment from the academically minded brass up there.
Wisconsin laid down so OSU could make the playoffs. Andersen is leaving town so the story will go cold.
Kinda what I was thinking…too much mullah for the BIG 10 not to get their “FAIR SHARE” as those folks in Madison are often to say. Badgers got what they deserved.
Gary knew it was time to go when Delaney told him he would be coaching the Washington Generals last weekend.
“The Generals were due.”
Krusty the Clown
think about it. you’re working for the most successful corch in wisky history who undoubtedly reminds you on a regular basis of the unrivaled success enjoyed by the Badgers under his tenure.
Combine that with the Delany cartel who will do most anything to ensure the success of tosu and corch meyers and you are desperately seeking an out on your own terms.
Run, Gary, run while you can.
and Pat Forde seems to agree http://sports.yahoo.com/news/on-wisconsin–gary-andersen-bolting-shows-uw-s-problem-may-be-institutional-025124097-ncaaf.html
His first move is to start calling it The Oregon State University. That’ll get the recruiting amped up.
Can you imagine what the reaction would be if we lost the SEC championship by 59-0?
I am sure that this is all Alvarez. He doesnt want to pay the assistants any money and now I am sure he will coach the bowl game and pay himself a nice check to do it. Just like he did for the rose bowl.
Foley? I have to imagine that if this guy was so desperate to leave Wisconsin that he took the Oregon State job, his agent would have contacted Florida and Michigan about their open jobs first.
Meh … it is really that big of a deal? I mean the guy has coached on the West Coast for his entire life save for a stint in LA early and Wisconsin recently. May after a couple of years in Madison, he decided that being on the West Coast was better for the family.
Shhh Union Jack, we’re having too much fun speculating more exciting reasons.
“It’s not like we’re saving ourselves,” quarterback Stetson Bennett said. “We’re going every play like we’re trying to do something. I don’t really know how to answer that. It’s not like we just flip a switch.”-- The Athletic, 11/13/22
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