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Andersen named semifinalist for coaching award


MADISON (WKOW) -- The Badgers are 8-2 during the Gary Andersen era. That hot start has drawn some attention for Andersen. He has been named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year Award.

Wisconsin has won five straight. They are ranked No. 19 in the latest BCS standings. The Badgers rank No. 6 in the nation in total defense. On offense, they are on pace to break the school record by averaging 505.8 yards per game.

Maxwell Coach of the Year Semifinalists

Nick Saban, Alabama
Gus Malzahn, Auburn
Art Briles, Baylor
Steve Addazio, Boston College
Dabo Swinney, Clemson
David Cutcliffe, Duke
Tim DeRuyter, Fresno State
Jimbo Fisher, Florida State
Mark Dantonio, Michigan State
Gary Pinkel, Missouri
Rod Carey, Northern Illinois
Urban Meyer, Ohio State
Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State
George O'Leary, UCF
Ed Orgeron, USC
Gary Andersen, Wisconsin
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