New Badger Coach Gary Anderson is the Anti-Bielema

By Jason Priestas on December 19, 2012 at 6:41p
After the news broke, he made 106 or so phone calls to each of his players, informing them personally. (
Source: @TomMulhernWSJ

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Nkohl13's picture

I assume this means he called his Utah State players not the Badger players. Also I feel kinda sorry for the players getting the 2 am phone calls. 

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

Fall semester is done at Utah State. Their season is finished. The players were probably up at that hour.

DefendOhio's picture

Classy move. I feel like many coaches don't practice this today when bolting for other jobs. This guy seems pure Utah.

cplunk's picture

I've been building up a healthy hatred of Wisconsin in the past few years; I'm not sure I can allow knowledge of their new coach being a decent guy to enter my brain.

bedheadjc's picture

After watching Keener run the offense like a fifth year senior as a freshman, and the overall quality of USt efforts, I am very excited to have Anderson leading the Badgers. We need a strong Whisky (!).

causeicouldntgo43's picture

Let's hope this nice guy finishes our division every year.

AngryWoody's picture

Man I was hoping he was going to be a douche. I don't know which coach I'm gonna hate on now. (aside from the jabba the hoke)

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Rfahncke's picture

That's class. Those kids will never forget that and will respect him in the future for it.  Are we sure he's going to Wisky with that attitude?

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GoBucks713's picture

Classy guy here. It's probably what Wisky needs after that mouth breather they had the last 7 season. Welcome Gary. Now eat your damn cake.

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Doesntwork's picture

Makes it harder to hate him like we hate bielema.  We will see once he gets to Wisconsin though, maybe bielema wasn't too bad until he started working for Alvarez 

Poison nuts's picture

Right. My first thought was: Damn - I may not be able to hate Wiscy as much now...I mean - half the fun of CFB is despising rival coaches!

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bassplayer7770's picture

I'm curious how Anderson will do at Wisky, and I'm referring to recruiting as well as coaching.
Before Anderson, Utah State hadn't had a .500+ winning percentage since 1997 when John L. Smith was their coach.  Anderson coached them to 4-8 records in his first two seasons, but then they finished 7-6 in 2011 and 11-2 in 2012.  Perhaps Wisky fans should be excited...

Doc's picture

Seems like a real nice and classy dude.  I'm still not thrilled about the hire.  I figure if your getting a B1G time coaching gig, like Wisky is/should be, your overall record should be above .500, but that's just me.

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