Luke Fickell bringing top strength coach to staff from Cincinnati
Luke Fickell is bringing top strength coach Brady Collins with him to Wisconsin, where he was officially named head coach Sunday afternoon.
Collins helped produce 9 NFL draft prospects last year with Cincinnati, including New York Jets standout cornerback Sauce Gardner.
Sources: Luke Fickell will bring strength coach Brady Collins with him to Wisconsin. He’s been Fickell’s most trusted aide since he began at Cincinnati. He helped nine Bearcats develop into NFL Draft picks last season. A key hire, as Wisconsin will be a developmental program.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 28, 2022
It should be known that Collins turned down several opportunities while at Cincinnati to remain on Fickell’s staff. Collins made stops at Kentucky and Mississippi State before serving as the Director of Football Sports Performance at Cincinnati.
Collins will likely not be the only assistant to follow Fickell to Madison.