View Full Version : Barry Alvarez to step down as UW Head Coach

07-28-2005, 01:22 PM

Alvarez to hand football team to Bielema
July 28, 2005, 1:21 PM ET

Barry Alvarez will hand the Wisconsin coaching job to Bret Bielema after this season and focus on running the school's athletics department.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported the coaching move, which sources confirmed to ESPN.com's Pat Forde.

Alvarez is in his 16th season as the school's football coach and has also been serving as the athletic director since last year.

Bielema, who is 35, is in his second season as the team's defensive coordinator. He previously was the co-defensive coordinator at Kansas State.

Alvarez is 108-70-4 at Wisconsin with three Rose Bowl victories and seven other bowl appearances.

Horry For 3!
07-29-2005, 03:14 PM
Yup, heard this a few days ago.