Wisconsin Football: Badgers Fire Offensive Line Coach After 2 Games

Wisconsin Fires O-Line Coach After Slow Start

9/10/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Wisconsin offensive line coach Mike Markuson has been fired after just two games, as first reported by Jeff Potrykus of the Journal Sentinel.Blog Photo - Wisconsin Football: Badgers Fire Offensive Line Coach After 2 Games

"As of today, officially, we've moved on in a transition at the offensive line position," coach Bret Bielema told the Sports Xchange.

The Badgers, who had back-to-back seasons with at least 3,000 rushing yards, have 267 yards on 70 carries (3.8 ypc) and currently rank 103rd in the nation on the ground after finishing 11th last season.

They combined for just 35 total rushing yards in the 10-7 loss to Oregon State last Saturday.

Markuson was hired to replace Bob Bostad—who left to be the offensive coordinator at Pitt—eight months ago. Offensive quality control coordinator Bart Miller is expected to take over his position.


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9/10/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19895 respect

IM A BIIIIIIIIIIIIG WISCONSIN FAN..........this is a panic move.......2 games does not make a season...........but i suppose they were not catching on to his techniques and something had to be done.......the BADGERS WILL BE JUST FINE.....