An in-depth read here from Jeff Potrykus on Wisconsin’s offensive line woes that cost Mike Markuson his job Sunday, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, for whom Potrykus covers the Badgers.
For a team noted for physical play with a Heisman Trophy candidate in the backfield, Wisconsin has struggled to run the football in its first two games, a comeback win against Northern Iowa and a 10-7 loss at Oregon State.
Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema expressed concern about offensive line play after Saturday’s game.
Bielema praised Markuson’s background upon his hiring, but Potrykus reports that several Wisconsin linemen spoke of a spring-time transition that wasn’t very smooth.
Markuson coach OL at Ole Miss for the last four seasons under Houston Nutt and had coached with Nutt since 1993 when they were together at Murray State.