Nick Herbig endorses Jim Leonhard, admits surprise at delayed decision on Wisconsin vacancy
Nick Herbig thinks Wisconsin should already have its man in interim head coach Jim Leonhard.
Leonhard became the Badgers DC in 2017, replacing Justin Wilcox, who moved on to serve as the head coach at California. Following the firing of head coach Paul Chryst in October, Leonhard took over as interim head coach. Leonhard has led Wisconsin to a 3-1 record under his direction, with an OT loss to Michigan State as the only blemish since his takeover.
Herbig, an outstanding Badger OLB, is surprised that Wisconsin hasn’t already locked up the services of Leonhard. Herbig commented on the situation after the Wisconsin win on Saturday, saying “It blows my mind that he’s not the head coach yet.”
Nick Herbig on Jim Leonhard:
"It blows my mind that he's not the head coach yet."#Badgers
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Leonhard has expressed his own desire for a quick resolution, saying previously “There needs to be decisions sooner than later, hopefully, to help with the uncertainty and not fall behind in recruiting or just your team”.
Until a decision is made, Leonhard will continue leading the Badgers this season. Wisconsin will take on Iowa next weekend.