Auburn TE coach Jay Boulware to be named to same position at Wisconsin

Multiple outlets are reporting that former Auburn tight ends coach Jay Boulware is set to join the Badgers staff at the same position. 

Here's the report from - 

Wisconsin: Sources at the convention tell us former Auburn special teams / tight ends coach Jay Boulware will join Gary Andersen's staff as tight ends coach.

Boulware has a tie to Greg Andersen, as they both served on the staff at the University of Utah from 2005 to 2006. Boulware has been the tight end's coach at Auburn since 2009, where he also coached Special Teams. 

It will be interesting to see who takes over those duties as Andersen also brought in Bill Busch, who was safeties coach and special teams coordinator with Utah State. 

Boulware has a long coaching history in the game and has ties to the Badgers program, as he was on staff when current Badgers running backs coach Thomas Hammock was at Northern Illinois. He has also coached at Iowa State in 2007 and 08. So, he has built in ties to the area in terms of recruiting. According to some records he's credited with getting Michael Turner to Northern Illinois as well. 

With this hire the Badgers have just one spot open and that's the wide receivers coach - a position that could use some help along the way thanks to a less than stellar 2012 in terms of production in catches on Saturday's. 

Andrew Coppens

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