Wisconsin Reportedly Makes Final Decision On Jim Leonhard’s Job Status

Wisconsin will officially name Jim Leonhard the permanent coach of the Badgers in the coming days.

The Badgers officially posted the head coach job opening after beating Nebraska this past weekend. The program must wait seven days before officially hiring a candidate due to state hiring regulations.

Wisconsin reportedly decides on Jim Leonhard as the leader of the program for years to come. (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)

This update has been a long time coming for Jim Leonhard.

Most fans – myself included – took that as a clear sign Leonhard was the guy. That now appears to have been confirmed.

Multiple sources informed the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that as soon as the window closes, Leonhard will lose the interim tag.

That means Jim Leonhard will be the official head coach of the program. Wisconsin has a new leader for several years to come.

Wisconsin will reportedly keep Jim Leonhard around. He is expected to be named the head coach in the coming days. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

As I wrote Sunday, all signs have been pointing to this for some time. It’s honestly a bit shocking AD Chris McIntosh waited so long before posting the job.

What was he waiting to see? I’m not sure, but this should have been dealt with weeks ago. Now, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has reported that Leonhard will officially get the interim tag removed.

Wisconsin is 6-5 after beating Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

As a massive fan of the Badgers, I couldn’t be happier. Some fans have been waiting years to see Jim Leonhard move from DC to HC.

At some point this weekend, that’s going to happen, and I couldn’t be happier for him.

Jim Leonhard will reportedly be named Wisconsin’s head coach. (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)

Now, let’s gear up to smack Minnesota in the mouth this weekend and for several years of success. This is outstanding news for fans of the Badgers around the country. Welcome to the Jim Leonhard era. It sure is beautiful.

Written by David Hookstead

David is a college football fanatic who foolishly convinces himself every season the Wisconsin Badgers will finally win a national title. Has been pretending to be a cowboy ever since the first episode of Yellowstone aired.

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  1. While the waiting was frustrating for all concerned … fans and those inside the program … and recruits! Making the decision this weekend is still time to save recruits and present a positive future for those still to commit. Will Leonhard be the youngest HC in The B!G? …. Bucky can step back from the ledge.

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