Wisconsin offensive coordinator and line coach Joe Rudolph could be close to running his own program.
Tuesday, Bruce Feldman of The Athletic reported that Rudolph interviewed for the head coaching vacancy at Temple. According to Feldman, the Badgers assistant was “very impressive” in the meeting.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 8, 2019
Rudolph just wrapped up his fourth season on Wisconsin’s staff, coming with Paul Chryst to Madison in 2015. He was also on Chryst’s staff at Pitt from 2012-2014.
When Chryst took the job at Wisconsin following Gary Andersen’s departure, Rudolph served as the interim head coach for Pitt’s bowl game. The Panthers lost a 35-34 contest to Houston in the Armed Forces Bowl.
Rudolph is a graduate of Wisconsin and has spent his entire coaching career at Power Five programs. Before his days at Pitt and Wisconsin, Rudolph also had stops at Nebraska and Ohio State.
Temple is looking to replace head coach Geoff Collins, who left Temple for the job at Georgia Tech. The Owls had hired Manny Diaz, but he was lured back to Miami following the sudden resignation of Mark Richt.
Rudolph’s offenses at Wisconsin have been overpowering at the line of scrimmage and in the rushing game. This year, the Badgers’ had the nation’s top ball carrier in Jonathan Taylor, who rushed for 2,194 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Wisconsin’s rushing attack has ranked in the top three of the B1G each of the last three seasons under Rudolph’s guidance.