Badgers Hired O-Line Coach

MADISON, Wis. -- Bret Bielema has named Mike Markuson as the Badgers’ new offensive line. Markuson has spent the last 14 years in the SEC, coaching the offensive lines at Arkansas and Ole Miss.

“Mike brings experience of having success at the highest levels of college football,” Bielema said. “The production of his offensive line units and the offenses he has been associated with is very impressive. He has coached a number of players who have earned national honors and gone on to the NFL. Being from Minnesota, he brings the Midwest values that we’re looking for and he’s very excited about the opportunity to be the offensive line coach at the University of Wisconsin.”

“I’m very thankful to two people, Coach Bielema and Coach Alvarez,” Markuson said. “I go back with Coach Alvarez to 1989 when I was a graduate assistant at Notre Dame and when I was interested in the job, I had Coach (Houston) Nutt call him and that really got the ball rolling.

Markuson replaces Bob Bostad who left to join Paul Chryst's staff at Pitt as offensive coordinator.

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