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Badgers hire April as outside linebackers coach

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The Badgers now have a complete coaching staff for the 2018 football season. Head coach Paul Chryst announced the hiring of Bobby April III as the new outside linebackers coach.

“We’re excited to add Bobby to the staff,” Chryst said in a statement. “He brings great knowledge and passion for the game of football. His experience will help our players grow and is a great fit for our defensive staff room.”

April joins the Badgers after a stint as the Buffalo Bills linebackers coach in 2015 and 2016. He's spent six seasons in the NFL, including stops with the Jets and Eagles. 

“What’s always appealed to me about Wisconsin football is the way the players play with a chip on their shoulder and how tough mentally and physically they are,” April said in a statement. “The attitude of the program and the fans, the excitement of the city is incomparable. The defense speaks for itself over the last five seasons. It’s been dominant. I just want to come in here and help it get better. The players are young and hungry, which is exciting to see. With Coach Chryst, he’s an unbelievable coach but a more unbelievable person. He’s brought on guys that share his values and it’s a great thing to be a part of.”

April is the son of longtime coach Bobby April Jr. 

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