Former U-S-C defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox is reportedly about to take the same job at the University of Wisconsin.
Several media outlets say Wilcox is finalizing a contract with UW. Football-Scoop-Dot-Com says he has met with the Badgers’ entire defensive staff, and one possible recruit.
The 39-year-old Wilcox ran the U-S-C defense for the last two years before coach Clay Helton fired him and three other assistants in December after a 41-22 loss to Stanford in the Pac-12 championship game.
Wilcox would replace Dave Aranda, who led the nation’s second-best defense in Madison last season before leaving to become L-S-U’s defensive coordinator.
The Badger post was reported offered to University of Houston defensive coordinator Todd Orlando, who eventually decided to stay put.