Jim Leonhard is not the next head coach at Wisconsin.

Despite reports last weekend indicating that Leonhard would have the interim tag removed by the Badgers, Wisconsin and AD Chris McIntosh went in a totally different route Sunday. In the end, the Badgers landed head coach Luke Fickell away from Cincinnati where he led the Bearcats to the College Football Playoff in 2021.

It also looks like Wisconsin fans were not the only ones surprised by Fickell landing the job with the Badgers. According to reports, Leonhard’s camp was “blindsided” by Wisconsin’s move.

At the end of the day, Leonhard’s next move remains to be seen. While he could potentially return to Madison as the DC on Fickell’s staff, it would not be terribly surprising to see Leonhard decide to move on after missing out on the permanent head coaching job.

And if Leonhard does move on, at least one B1G fanbase wants the long-time DC to come join their program. While it would (probably) be an unlikely move, a number of Nebraska fans took to social media with pleas for Leonhard to join the coaching staff of new head coach Matt Rhule.

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