Wisconsin Hiring Luke Fickell as Head Coach

The Wisconsin Badgers are hiring University of Cincinnati Head Coach Luke Fickell to take their vacant head coaching job.

Wisconsin fired coach Paul Chryst earlier in the season. There was a thought that interim head coach Jim Leonhard would have a good shot at the job.

The 49-year-old Fickell has gone 57-18 in six seasons with the Bearcats, who became the first Group of Five team to reach the College Football Playoff in 2021. He also led the program to back-to-back American Athletic Conference titles the last two season, though they fell just one win short of the title game this fall.

Fickell has been connected to numerous job openings in recent year, including LSU, Notre Dame and USC last offseason, but remained with the Bearcats despite strong interest from other programs.

New Wisconsin Head Coach Luke Fickell. Photo courtsey of

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