MADISON - University of Wisconsin offensive line coach Mike Markuson has reportedly been let go after just two games in that post.
Newspapers in Madison and Milwaukee are reporting the move. Bart Miller, who's in his second year as the Badgers' offensive quality control coordinator, has reportedly been promoted to the offensive line job. After Saturday's 10-7 loss at Oregon State, head coach Bret Bielema said he was not happy that the Badger offense could get any "push" at the line of scrimmage. The Badger line has been a hallmark of the team in recent years, paving the way for over three-thousand rushing yards in each of the last two years. But after two games, Wisconsin has only run for 267 yards on 70 carries. Markuson coached for 14 years in the Southeastern Conference before replacing Bob Bostad at Wisconsin.
The Badgers fell out of the Top-25 yesterday in the AP poll, after being 13th a week ago. They did remain in the Top-25 in the USA Today's coaches' poll, dropping nine spots to 22nd. Wisconsin is 1-1, and will host Utah State on Saturday night.