Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Wisconsin loses WR coach, maybe more
By Brian Bennett
The Todd Graham domino effect is continuing to have an impact on Wisconsin.
Graham bolted Pittsburgh for Arizona State, leading to Badgers offensive coordinator Todd Chryst getting the Pitt job. Chryst also brought offensive line coach Bob Bostad with him to the Steel City.
Wednesday, the school confirmed receivers coach DelVaughn Alexander is going to Arizona State to work for Graham. Alexander spent the past five years as an assistant in Madison. This season, both Nick Toon and former walk-on Jared Abbrederis had excellent years under his tutelage.
That may not be all the departures, either. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that linebackers coach Dave Huxtable appears headed to Pitt to join Chryst. Huxtable said before the Rose Bowl that he was definitely staying with the Badgers. He reportedly could become defensive coordinator for Chryst. Huxtable did good work with the linebackers, as both Mike Taylor and Chris Borland were All-Big Ten performers.
Huxtable and Alexander no longer appear on the roster of coaches on Wisconsin's official football Website.
The Wisconsin State Journal is also reporting that Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell is a candidate to replace Chryst as the Badgers' playcaller. Norvell is a Madison native who coached at Wisconsin from 1990-94.