Wisconsin set to hire Cincinnati’s Luke Fickell as next football coach

MADISON – Luke Fickell, who starred at Ohio State, later coached there and has developed Cincinnati into one of the better Group of 5 programs in the country, is Wisconsin’s new head football coach.

“I am incredibly excited to announce Luke Fickell as our new head football coach and to welcome his entire family to Madison,” athletic director Chris McIntosh said Sunday in a release. “Luke is one of the top football coaches in the country. He is a proven winner, recruiter and developer of players. Equally as important, he shares our values. Coach Fickell is focused on giving our student-athletes the best opportunities possible and is attuned to the changing landscape of college athletics. “I have every confidence that he will respect and honor the foundation that has been set for our football program over the years while embracing the exciting opportunities ahead.”

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