Andersen jumps to Oregon St.
CORVALLIS, OR (The Spread) – In a surprise move, Gary Andersen is leaving his post as head coach at Wisconsin to take over the position at Oregon State.
The move was announced on Wednesday night with Wisconsin coming off a Big Ten West Division title and appearance in the Big Ten Championship Game. The Badgers were 19-7 in two seasons under Andersen, who took over for Brett Bielema, who left Wisconsin for Arkansas. Prior to his time at Wisconsin, Andersen coached Utah State to a 26-22 record over four seasons.
Wisconsin is currently preparing to face Auburn in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1. Currently, oddsmakers from Bovada.lv have Auburn as a 6.5-point favorite in the bowl game with Wisconsin.
Oregon State had an opening for its position when 14-year coach Mike Riley left the school to take over at Nebraska last week.