Wisconsin players react to Gary Andersen leaving for Oregon State
Seems like current players and committed recruits didn’t see this coming.
Gary Andersen’s sudden departure from Wisconsin to Oregon State has made waves in the college football world in a short time. SB Nation’s Wisconsin blog, Bucky’s 5th Quarter, mentioned that there’s been “rumblings” about frustration due to assistant coaching budget, but this is a pretty sudden confirmation that issues did exist.
Assistant coaching salary was also reportedly an issue that caused Bret Bielema to leave Wisconsin for Arkansas prior to the 2013 season.
Here’s what some Wisconsin players had to say:
— Gordon | 25™ | A01 (@Melvingordon25) December 10, 2014
“Do you plan on leaving anytime soon” “Absolutely not, this is the place I want to be”. A conversation I had a couple weeks ago. Smh
— Jake Pickard (@JakePickard2015) December 10, 2014
— Antonio Williams® (@A_B_Williams34) December 10, 2014
Can’t even lie this HURT ….
— Sojourn Shelton II (@SDS1_) December 10, 2014
Wow. Great timing
Woooowwwww this is CRAZY!!! Feel like déjà vu
In Coach Alvarez We Trust. #OnWisconsin
And reaction is starting to come in from Oregon State players, as well.
Welcome to beaver nation Coach Andersen! #GoBeavs
— Dockery (@RahmelDockery) December 10, 2014