Report: Virginia Tech expected to hire Wisconsin assistant
Wisconsin offensive line coach and offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph is reportedly on the move out of Madison.
Monday morning, FootballScoop.com’s Zach Barnett reported that Rudolph is expected to join Brent Pry’s staff at Virginia Tech. Rudolph has been at Wisconsin since Paul Chryst took the job in 2015. He was also with Chryst at Pitt for 3 seasons.
A Wisconsin alum, Rudolph was in his second stint with the Badgers. He was also on Bret Bielema’s staff from 2008-11, working as the tight ends coach. He helped construct some of the B1G’s top offensive lines and rushing attacks.
Rudolph has also had stops at Nebraska and Ohio State during his coaching career.
Snagging Rudolph from Wisconsin is a big victory for Pry at Virginia Tech. The first-time head coach is looking to assemble a strong staff to put the Hokies back at the top of the ACC. This is a nice step in the right direction.
Wisconsin will now be on the search for a new offensive line coach heading into the 2022 season. The Badgers are coming off a 9-4 year, which included a victory over Arizona State in the Las Vegas Bowl.