Wisconsin targeting NFL assistant for vacant OC job, per report
The Wisconsin Badgers and Paul Chryst are targeting an NFL assistant to become the team’s next offensive coordinator, per ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren.
Former offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph left Wisconsin for Virginia Tech, and Ravens tight end coach Bobby Engram is the top target to replace Rudolph.
“Wisconsin is targeting Baltimore Ravens tight ends coach Bobby Engram to be its next offensive coordinator, sources tell me and @jamisonhensley,” VanHaaren tweeted. “An agreement could be finalized soon.”
Engram played at Penn State, and he became the team’s first-ever Biletnikoff Award winner and garnered All-American honors in 1994. He became a second-round NFL Draft pick in 1996 to the Chicago Bears. He ended up playing for the Bears (1996-2000), Seahawks (2001-08), Chiefs (2009) and Browns (2010) during his NFL career.
Engram started his coaching career with the 49ers in 2011, and he then joined Paul Chryst at Pittsburgh to coach the wide receivers from 2012 to 2013. Engram has coached the wide receivers and tight ends in Baltimore since 2014.