Wisconsin's coaching staff will have a dramatically different look for the second consecutive year. Depending on the next head coach, it could have a completely different look.
There are more staff departures to report as co-defensive coordinator/defensive line coach Charlie Partridge rejoined former boss Bret Bielema at Arkansas. Partridge spent the past five seasons in Madison, mentored stars such as J.J. Watt and spearheaded Wisconsin's recruiting efforts in Florida. He's a significant loss but not a surprising one as the Badgers have yet to name a head coach.
Linebackers coach Andy Buh is leaving to become Cal's defensive coordinator. And the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Badgers running backs coach Thomas Hammock is weighing an offer to join Bielema at Arkansas. Hammock would join former Bielema aides Partridge and defensive coordinator Chris Ash. Buh also had an offer from Bielema, according to the Journal Sentinel.
Wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni has accepted the same job at Tennessee, reuniting with former boss Butch Jones. Both Azzanni and Buh are in their first seasons at Wisconsin.
Here's the list of Wisconsin assistants who have accepted other jobs:
Defensive coordinator Chris Ash -- Arkansas
Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks Matt Canada -- NC State
Co-defensive coordinator/defensive line Charlie Partridge -- Arkansas
Wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni -- Tennessee
Linebackers coach Andy Buh -- Cal
That leaves Hammock, tight ends coach Eddie Faulkner, offensive line coach Bart Miller and secondary coach Ben Strickland.