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Will Bart Miller Stay On UW FB Staff?

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Madison (WQOW) -- Two of Bret Bielema's former assistant coaches will remain on the Wisconsin football coaching staff, but what about offensive line coach Bart Miller?

It's been a very interesting month for the Wisconsin football program, with the departure of Bret Bielema, Barry Alvarez taking over as interim head coach, and then the hiring of Gary Andersen.

Six of the nine UW assistant coaches will be coaching their final game for the Badgers, as those coaches will move onto other jobs after the Rose Bowl.  Andersen has said he'll retain Ben Strickland and Thomas Hammock.   Andersen is considering adding current offensive line coach Bart Miller to the new staff as tight ends coach, and Alvarez thinks that would be a good move.

"Seeing a young coach like that take over in a difficult situation tells me a couple of things about him," says Alvarez about Miller, "number one, the players like him, they want to play for him they don't want to let him down.   He's very organized in a quiet way he gets the job done. His actions and the way the players have improved speaks volumes of the coaching job he did."

Christmas is a travel day for the Badgers, as the team will depart Madison around the noon hour.

News 18 Sports Director Bob Bradovich is off to California later this week.  Those Rose Bowl reports will begin on Thursday.

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