According to reports, the Wisconsin Badgers will be bringing back a familiar face to patrol the sidelines as a member of the team’s coaching staff. Per reports from Rivals and Football Scoop, former Badgers safety Jim Leonhard is set to return to his alma mater as the defensive backs coach on head coach Paul Chryst’s staff.
Rivals was first on the report.
— Jon McNamara (@McNamaraRivals) February 20, 2016
A couple of hours later, it was confirmed by Football Scoop.
Can confirm that Jim Leonhard will be the new defensive backs coach at Wisconsin per sources https://t.co/sNnVtycOD5
— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) February 20, 2016
Chryst, a former Badger himself, has done a great job at bringing former players back to Wisconsin. With the addition of Leonhard, there will be four former players on the staff including offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph and tight ends coach Mickey Turner.
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