Six Degrees of Gary Andersen

Since his hiring, much has been made of Gary Andersen's familiarity with the staff he's assembled to coach the Badgers in 2013.  While he and Bill Busch have a history stretching back to the mid 90's, it's interesting to note the connections to the rest of his staff are from his second stint in Utah onwards.  

Four members of his staff from Utah State will be working with Andersen at UW this year.

Given the overlapping history of his coaching staff, it's reasonable to expect a reduction in coach-to-coach adjustments; their focus can be on smoothing and transition for their players.