One of Luke Fickell’s former players had high praise for Wisconsin’s new head coach.

Joshua Perry, who played under Fickell at Ohio State, talked highly of his former coach’s character on B1G Today this afternoon.

“He’s the guy you can go to when you have a legitimate issue and he can help you through it,” Perry said.

Perry said when he left the game of football, Fickell was one of the first people he got a call from. He said Fickell said if he needed something to do, he would find a spot for him.

“That’s the type of person they’re going to get,” Perry said. “Not only somebody that’s a great football coach, but somebody who’s a great man and really invested in his football players.”

Fickell was officially hired Sunday after spending five seasons with Cincinnati. During his time with the Bearcats, he led them to their first College Football Playoff appearance.