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Gary Andersen: 'I brought the wrong guy here'

Jay Boulware was hired to coach tight ends and special teams at Wisconsin on January 9. Jay Boulware was hired to coach tight ends and special teams at Oklahoma on Friday.

Those two facts do not sit well with Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen.

"It's upsetting," Andersen said Monday in advance of Wisconsin opening spring practice on Saturday. "I brought the wrong guy in here. ... I don't like the timing of it. I don't like the situation at all.

"I failed the kids in this situation. It's important. We talked about building a family environment."

Andersen stated he hopes to have the new tight ends coach hired before the Badgers open spring practice, which means the new hire would be in place before the end of the week. Special teams duties will be paramount because, Anderson noted, though secondary coach Bill Busch has experience coaching special teams, he doesn't want to overload any defensive coaches since the Badgers have only four coaches on that side of the ball.

"It's my responsibility to get the right coaches here," Andersen said. "When something like this happens, I look at myself first. We'll move forward and find someone."

 

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