After a surprising resignation from inside linebackers coach Bill Sheridan amidst an NCAA investigation, the Badgers appear to have found his replacement.
According to a report from Bruce Feldman of The Athletic, Wisconsin is expected to hire veteran assistant coach Mark D’onofrio to join the program.
While it’s unclear at the moment in what capacity he’s being hired, the logical answer would seem to be at inside linebackers coach, where the team has a need, and he has an abundance of experience at the collegiate level.
Coach D’onofrio has coached linebackers at Saint Peters (1999), Rutgers (2001-03), Virginia (2005), Temple (2010) and Houston (2017-18). It’s also worth noting that he served as a defensive coordinator at both Temple and Miami during his coaching career.
Source: Former Houston DC Mark D’Onofrio is expected to join Wisconsin’s staff. The Badgers do have a linebacker coaching vacancy.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) June 6, 2022