Wisconsin officially hires Gary Andersen

It's official: Gary Andersen has been hired as Wisconsin's next football coach.

The school finalized Andersen's hiring late Thursday afternoon. As is the case for all state job postings, Wisconsin had to wait a full two weeks before making the hire official.

Andersen, 48, will be introduced at a news conference scheduled for 11 a.m. ET (10 CT) in Madison. He went 26-24 at Utah State, leading the Aggies to a team-record 11 victories this past season. Andersen succeeds Bret Bielema who left Dec. 4 for the top job at Arkansas.

More to come on Andersen's hiring ...