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New Wisconsin coach called all 106 former players

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04:25 PM ET 12.19 | New Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen has a Utah State tattoo, gave both of his dogs Utah State names and has three sons set to play for Utah State next year. Breaking ties like that requires a little bit more than a mass text message. Andersen reportedly spoke with each of his players individually, staying up until 2:30 in the morning to call them all.

Tom Mulhern

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December 19, 2012  04:41 PM ET

Classy move. Refreshing to see something like that.

December 19, 2012  04:59 PM ET

+1000000000000000000000

Very class act...

December 19, 2012  05:00 PM ET

Wisconsin may have done pretty well for themselves here.

December 19, 2012  05:21 PM ET

Would love for my kid to play for a coach like this guy.

December 19, 2012  05:27 PM ET

Wow. I already am impressed with Gary Anderson. I'll be rooting for Wisconsin.

As a side note, I wonder how happy his players were getting phone calls at 2:30 in the morning. Well, I guess it would have been 1:30 WI time....

December 19, 2012  05:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Wow. I already am impressed with Gary Anderson. I'll be rooting for Wisconsin. As a side note, I wonder how happy his players were getting phone calls at 2:30 in the morning. Well, I guess it would have been 1:30 WI time....

I'm a dummy. His players are in the same time zone. Carry on.

December 19, 2012  07:51 PM ET

I hope he does well with the Badgers.

December 19, 2012  08:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I'm a dummy. His players are in the same time zone. Carry on.

LOL...at least you fess'd up...Kudos my friend

December 19, 2012  10:20 PM ET

So this is what it's come to in college football.
A coach is praised and deemed classy just for doing what he SHOULD do when he leaves to take another job.

December 20, 2012  12:33 AM ET

I guess he did not attend the Todd Graham School of Coaching.

FWIW, this act alone would clearly out class Bulimia

December 20, 2012  08:17 AM ET

I wish BB well with the Hogs, but I thin U Dub has 'traded-up'. On Wisconsin.

 
December 20, 2012  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Would love for my kid to play for a coach like this guy.

Best endorsement any college coach can have.

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