One Big Ten coaching search has already directly impacted — heck, perhaps even caused — another. And maybe the conference-wide effects aren't over.
The Badgers want everyone to just settle down.
One of the names that first popped up as a speculative possibility to replace Gary Andersen at Wisconsin was Pitt head coach Paul Chryst.
A Big Ten running back was going to be crowned the nation's finest. It was just a matter of which one.
Practically as soon as Gary Andersen's surprising decision to leave Wisconsin for the head-coaching job at Oregon State was made public Wednesday, the lists of possibilities for the next Badgers h