University of Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen is close to filling the final two openings on his coaching staff.
Jay Boulware, who just finished his fourth season as tight ends coach and special teams coordinator at Auburn, will coach the Badgers' tight ends, a UW source confirmed. That move was first reported by Footballscoop.com.
Meanwhile, Utah wide receivers coach Aaron Roderick has reportedly been offered the same job at UW. He also has an offer to be the quarterbacks coach at Brigham Young, according to KFAN radio station in Salt Lake City.
Boulware, 40, is from Irving, Texas, and was the tight ends coach and special teams coordinator at Utah in 2005 and 2006, when Andersen was the Utes' defensive coordinator.
Andersen has not yet named a special teams coordinator and Boulware certainly has the credentials to also fill that role. Bill Busch, who came with Andersen from Utah State, was the Aggies' special teams' coordinator the last two seasons. So far, Busch's only title at UW is secondary coach.
Auburn ranked second nationally in punt coverage this past season, averaging 0.8 yards per return, and third in kickoff coverage (18.6 per return).