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December 19, 2012
Dallas Jackson is the National Columnist for Rivals.com. Email him your comments or story ideas to DallasJ@Yahoo-Inc.com and follow him on Twitter.
Sunday afternoon, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez told
reporters and fans not to panic and that he would hire a good coach.
"As a recruiter, he's a bit unproven because he's spent most of his career in Utah, but in talking to kids he's recruited in recent years, they rave about the way he works with kids and parents so I think he will fit in fine. At Wisconsin, it's more about finding kids and developing them than loading up on four- and five-stars, and he has proven he can do that."
Wisconsin has traditionally been a power running team and that figures to remain
part of the formula -- Utah State has finished sixth and 25th in rushing the
last two seasons -- but with a possible mixture of spread passing.