Report: Virginia Tech targeting Wisconsin assistant to join staff
Virginia Tech is reportedly targeting Wisconsin offensive line coach and associate head coach Joe Rudolph to join the staff in Blacksburg. Per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, new head coach Brent Pry would have Rudolph be the offensive line coach with the Hokies.
Rudolph, a former Badger player, has been on Wisconsin’s staff since 2015, when Paul Chryst was hired to be the head coach. He was also on Chryst’s staff at Pitt from 2012-14.
Wisconsin’s offensive line is often revered as one of the best in the B1G, an attractive quality for Pry and Virginia Tech. Rudolph would be taking 18 seasons of college coaching experience with him to Blacksburg if he takes the position.
This is Rudolph’s second stop at Wisconsin. He was also the tight ends coach under then-head coach Bret Bielema from 2008-11. Rudolph has also had stops at Ohio State (2004-06, graduate assistant) and Nebraska (2007, tight ends coach).
Wisconsin is coming off an 8-4 campaign in 2021. After a 1-3 start, the Badgers won 7 straight games and were in the hunt for the B1G West title until the final weekend of the year.