David Hookstead | Reporter
The Wisconsin Badgers might soon be in the market for a new offensive coordinator.
According to Bruce Feldman, Badgers OC Joe Rudolph interviewed for the Temple head coach opening Tuesday and was “impressive.”
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 8, 2019
Rudolph leaving the program wouldn’t be good news at all. In fact, there’s a strong case to be made that it could be a disaster.
The Badgers had a bad year this past season, but we had some very bright spots on our offense. I don’t want that guy leaving, especially because superstar QB recruit Graham Mertz is now on campus. (RELATED: The Wisconsin Badgers End The 2018 Football Season With A Glorious Blowout Win)
I want Rudolph tutoring that kid every single day. I don’t want Paul Chryst to be searching for a new OC as the greatest QB recruit in school history is trying to get reps. That doesn’t sound like a formula for success.
Blue Valley North’s Graham Mertz had himself a DAY at the All-American Bowl
–Game record 5 TD passes on just 7 completions
–Awarded MVP trophy before game even ends
–Team wins 48-17
— CatchItKansas (@CatchItKansas) January 5, 2019
Plus, is being the head coach of Temple really the upgrade from being the offensive coordinator at a Big Ten powerhouse program? Not really.
I want Rudolph to have success, but he could get a major head coaching job if he crushes it with the Badgers for a couple more years. I want everybody to be successful in life, but I also want Wisconsin to be the best we can be. Right now, I’m not sure Rudolph leaving helps us reach that goal. Hang with me for a bit longer, Rudolph.
It’ll all work out in the end. It just doesn’t have to work out today.