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Wisconsin head coaching job officially posted

Zach Rosen, Sconnie Sports Talk


It appears Barry Alvarez has in fact seen enough.

In light of the turnaround of the Wisconsin men’s basketball season, the UW-Madison Athletic Department has officially posted the head coaching position, likely paving the way for interim head coach Greg Gard to receive the official tag before the season concludes.

To see the posting, click here.

According to Wisconsin State Law, a job opening at the university must be posted for one week. Applications are due on March 3, and the anticipated begin date is March 8. Multiple candidates must be interviewed and the candidate must be approved by the UW Board of Regents.

Gard has led the Badgers to an 11-5 record, entering Wisconsin into the NCAA tournament mix. He has received endorsement after endorsement from the national and local media and even players. By naming Gard the head coach before the season ends, the Badgers can send a message of stability to recruits.

The Badgers also posted an assistant position, which all three assistants will apply for.

Who else could possibly be hired in that time period? The answer, probably nobody but Greg Gard.