Bob Bostad is back at Wisconsin, albeit coaching on the other side of the field. The Badgers offensive assistant from 2006-2011 has rejoined the program as the inside linebackers coach despite having never coached defense, the school announced Friday.
Bostad coached the Wisconsin offensive line from 2008-2011, grooming 11 All-Big Ten honorees and five first-round NFL draft picks.
Wisconsin averaged at least 200 rushing yards per game in each of Bostad’s five seasons as running game coordinator, and the Badgers led the Big Ten in rushing three times.
Bostad spent two years with the Tennessee Titans and two with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before joining the Northern Illinois staff last season.
Wisconsin lost defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox this offseason; he took the head coaching job at Cal. Former Badger and long-time NFL safety Jim Leonhard took over his position.
Bob Bostad coaching career, bio
1990-91: Offensive Line, UW-Stevens Point
1992-94: Graduate Assistant (Offensive Line), Minnesota
1995-96: Offensive Line, California State Northridge
1997: Offensive Line, San Jose State
1998: Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line, San Jose State
1999-2005: Offensive Line, New Mexico
2006-07: Tight Ends, Wisconsin
2008-11: Offensive Line, Wisconsin
2012-13: Offensive Line, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2014-15: Offensive Line, Tennessee Titans
2016: Tight Ends/Fullbacks, Northern Illinois
2017: Inside Linebackers, Wisconsin