We’ve seen multiple examples of how not to leave a school for another job from the likes of Tommy Tuberville and Randy Edsall. Now let’s take a moment to applaud a coach for leaving a school for another job the right.
Former Utah State Gary Andersen was named the new head coach at Wisconsin today. And if you ask some Wisconsin fans, the hire was a home run. Andersen heads to Madison with an impressive resume at Utah State, but what he did after news broke that he would be the Badgers’s next head coach is even more impressive.
According to Tom Mulhern of the Wisconsin State Journal, Andersen called each and every one of his Utah State players to personally inform them he was leaving. All 106 or so of them.
Utah State coach Gary Andersen called every one of his players after news broke, going to #Badgers. Took till 2:30 am. 106 calls or so.
— Tom Mulhern (@TomMulhernWSJ) December 19, 2012
We’re not sure if Andersen will succeed in Madison, but we are sure that Badger fans definitely just got a stand up guy to coach their team.