Struggling Badgers replace o-line coach

Published On: Sep 10 2012 01:58:38 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 10 2012 01:58:22 PM CDT
Wisconsin Badgers
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

Wisconsin has replaced offensive line coach Mike Markuson just two games into the season.

Badgers coach Bret Bielema confirmed the move Monday. Bielema insisted it wasn't a knee-jerk reaction to the Badgers' disappointing start to the season, saying that he and Markuson have had several conversations about the direction the team was heading. Markuson will be replaced by Bart Miller, a graduate assistant.

The Badgers have fallen out of the Top 25 after barely beating FCS school Northern Iowa, and then losing at Oregon State on Saturday.

Markuson joined the Badgers after the departure of Bob Bostad, who went to Pittsburgh after former Badgers offensive coordinator Paul Chryst took over as the Panthers' head coach. Bostad then took a job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.