OFFICIAL: Wisconsin hires Luke Fickell as next head coach

The Cincinnati head coach helped the Bearcats to the College Football Playoffs last season
Cincinnati Bearcats Head Coach Luke Fickell has reportedly signed a contract extension with the...
Cincinnati Bearcats Head Coach Luke Fickell has reportedly signed a contract extension with the school.(The Enquirer)
Published: Nov. 27, 2022 at 11:25 AM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WSAW) - In a surprising twist, Wisconsin has named Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell as their next head coach. Tom Oates of the Wisconsin State Journal reported the team was close to a deal Sunday morning. Wisconsin Athletic Director Chris McIntosh made the move official Sunday evening.

Fickell has been successful at Cincinnati with a 57-18 record, helping the Bearcats to a College Football Playoff appearance last season, the only CFP appearance ever by a Group of Five school.

Nothing has yet been reported on what interim head coach Jim Leonhard’s position with the team may be going forward. Leonhard went 4-3 as the interim head man after Paul Chryst was fired midseason.

Fickell will be introduced Monday afternoon in Madison.