December 22, 2014

Partridge and Canada leaving Madison

Wisconsin Badger assistant coaches Matt Canada and Charlie Partridge

Matt Canada

decided not to gamble and accepted coaching positions elsewhere.

Partridge is joining Bret Bielema at Arkansas to become the school’s defensive line coach. 

Canada will be headed to North Carolina State to join coach Dave Doeren and become the Wolfpack’s offensive coordinator.

Both coaches would like to have stayed at Wisconsin but there was no guarantee that either would retain positions once the new head coach is hired. 

More assistants will likely follow Canada and Partridge in the coming week.

Wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni has already accepted an offer to coach wide receivers at Tennessee and Wisconsin defensive coordinator Chris Ash has also already accepted an offer to coordinate the Arkansas defense under Bret Bielema.  But the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday that Ash has yet to sign a contract with the Razorbacks and would like to throw his name in the ring to be the new head coach at Wisconsin.