A familiar face will be making a return to Madison this fall.
Former Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien will reportedly be joining the Badgers’ football staff in an analyst role ahead of the 2019 season. There has been no word from the athletic department yet, but Tolzien told the Wisconsin State Journal that he’ll be making a return to his alma mater.
“This is a good way for me to get my feet wet (in coaching) and try it out and see where it goes from there,” Tolzien told the State Journal. “I don’t want to predetermine anything. I just kind of want to see how it goes and work my hardest, try to be an asset as much as I can. At the end of the year I can go from there.”
Scouting opponents is expected to be just part of the duties Tolzien inherits in the role.
Tolzien does have a previous relationship with current head coach Paul Chryst. Tolzien was a quarterback for the Badgers from 2006-2010 while Chryst was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Tolzien was a two-year starter at Wisconsin.
Tolzien threw for 5,271 yards and 32 yards while in Madison, leading the Badgers to a 21-5 record as a starter. He went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft but bounced around the league from 2011-2018.