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Gary Andersen Assembling Coaching Staff, Assessing Talent

Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen Wisconsin head coach Gary Andersen

Madison (WQOW) -- Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen and most members of his incoming coaching staff meet the media Thursday in Madison.

Andersen still has to hire a wide receivers coach, but he's pleased with the group that he's put together.

"I feel real comfortable with the staff," Andersen says, "it took some time to get to this point, we still have one more hire to go, so that's a little bit a ways away, but it's a staff that has recruited throughout the nation, and has a lot of experience in it, so I feel great about them at this point."

New Badgers offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig has a list of priorities for his side of the ball.

"Establish an offensive identity," says Ludwig, "establish the quarterback position, and really just evaluate players, install the scheme, and looking forward to hitting the ground running."

With Andersen's coaching staff mainly set, the head coach says one of the main goals of spring ball will be to find a quarterback.

"Experience is important," says Andersen, "we're going to look at all the quarterbacks. We're going to look real hard at the youth of the quarterback position because that's important. I think they need the opportunity to see how far they've come and how far they've developed as we get into this offseason and we get into spring ball."

"It's going to be a very competitive spring," says Ludwig, "and we're looking to create some separation and identify a guy and build on it from there."

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