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The Coaching Wire: Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Former Cal assistant Jeff Genyk will be tight ends and special teams coach on Gary Anderson's staff at Wisconsin. (Photo: Daily Californian)

Former Cal assistant Jeff Genyk will be Wisconsin’s tight ends and special teams coach. (Photo: Daily Californian)

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]ormer Cal assistant Jeff Genyk will be the tight ends and special teams coach at Wisconsin.

Genyk, who was head coach at Eastern Michigan from 2004-08, spend the past three seasons on Jeff Tedford’s staff in the same roles that he will serve for the Badgers.

He replaces Jay Boulware, who was hired in January and left last week for Oklahoma.

Genyk is very familiar with the Big Ten having worked at Northwestern from 1992-2003. He worked his way up from defensive graduate assistant (1992-93) to director of football operations (1994-96) before moving to an on-the-field position as outside linebackers coach in 1997.

In his last five seasons with the Wildcats, Genyk served as running backs and special teams coach and recruiting coordinator.

A native of Milan, Mich., Genyk played quarterback and punter at Bowling Green from 1978-81.

Grambling names Dennis Winston defensive coordinator

Grambling has named Dennis Winston as its new defensive coordinator. Winston coached at the school twice before from 1992-94 and 1995-97. He spent the past three years at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, who won the SWAC championship and was named the Black College National Champion by the American Sports Wire.

Winston has coached previously at Toledo, Norfolk State, and Arkansas, his alma mater. Heplayed 11 seasons in the NFL, winning two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1978, 1979).

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Chris Beatty to be Wisconsin receivers coach

Former Illinois co-offensive coordinator Chris Beatty has been hired at Wisconsin. (Photo: AP File)

Chris Beatty, who has coached at Illinois, Vanderbilt and West Virginia, has been hired at Wisconsin. (Photo: AP File)

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]x-Illinois co-offensive coordinator Chris Beatty will be the new wide receivers coach at Wisconsin.

Beatty joins Gary Andersen after spending last year on Tim Beckman’s staff. He was fired after just one season, as the IIllini averaged just 16.7 points per game last season, last in the Big Ten during a 2-10 year.

Prior to Illinois, Beatty was wide receivers coach and offensive recruiting coordinator at Vanderbilt in 2011. Before that, he spent three seasons as running backs and slot receivers coach and director of recruiting at West Virginia.

Beatty was co-offensive coordinator with Billy Gonzales who accepted a position at Mississippi State yesterday. Gonzales was thought to be in consideration for the Wisconsin position, but he and Dan Mullen had coached together previously at Bowling Green, Utah and Florida.

Beatty said that he was not surprised by the firing at Illinois.

“Not really,” Beatty told “After the year we had, you know there are going to be some changes. Having said that, it’s disappointing. It is what it is. Accept it and move on.

“You never know in this business what’s going to happen day to day, much less week to week or year to year. Hopefully, my resume prior to this stop kind of speaks for itself because we’ve been successful wherever we’ve been. Everything will work out. Everything happens for a reason.”

Beckman hired former Western Michigan coach Bill Cubit as his offensive coordinator last month.

There is one open spot on the Illinois staff, as Beckman hired ex-Millersville (Pa.) head coach Greg Colby to the defensive line. Colby replaced Keith Gilmore, who left for North Carolina.


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The Coaching Wire: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

Update 3:12 pm EST.

  • NCAA: The NCAA passed 25 of 26 proposed rule changes as part of its effort to streamline the Division I rulebook and move toward “a more flexible manual based on common sense.” The changes eliminate some rules (such as prohibitions on texting recruits and regulations of printed recruiting materials) and adds others (schools can pay for medical expenses and can’t scout opponents in person). The only proposal that did not pass was the universal start date of July 1 before a prospect’s junior year for off-campus contact, which was tabled for further discussion in April. The rule changes go into effect August 1, 2013. You can read the full list of rule changes here, and a Q&A with NCAA President Mark Emmert here.
  • Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents has approved contracts for incoming football coach Gary Andersen and his offensive and defensive coordinators. Andersen will be paid $10 million over five years. He’ll make $1.8 million in 2013, and then get $100,000 raises in each of the next four years. Offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda both received a two-year deal worth $480,000 per year. That’s $215,000 more than their predecessors made last year.
  • Miami (Fla.): Hurricane offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch has been hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars for the same position. Fisch has been offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Miami the past two seasons. He was the quarterbacks coach in Seattle in 2010, where he worked with new Jaguars coach Gus Bradley. His NFL experience includes stints with the Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, and Minnesota Vikings.
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