Some odd public relations out of
Madison Fayetteville on Wednesday:
Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez will return to the sideline to coach the Badgers against Stanford in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio, former coach Bret Bielema said at his introductory news conference at Arkansas on Wednesday.
Sources confirmed to ESPN that Alvarez will coach in the bowl game on New Year’s Day as a one-game comeback to coaching.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported that team captains asked Alvarez to coach the team, and he agreed to do so.
Bielema, who lost the previous two Rose Bowls and became coach at Arkansas on Tuesday, joked, “They might finally win one.”
Funny. But why is Bielema making Wisconsin news after walking out on the Badgers?