Dave Aranda

Dave Aranda

Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said last week that he hoped Badger defensive coordinator Dave Aranda would return.  According to Andy Baggot in the Wisconsin State Journal, it appears Aranda will stick around for a third season.

There’s no deal in place at this time, but the report says coach Paul Chryst wants Aranda to stay in Madison.

Assistant coaches aren’t available to the media until Friday after practice.  Aranda hasn’t been available since Wisconsin’s 59-0 loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten title game.

Under Aranda this season, the Badgers defense finished 4th in total defense, 13th in scoring defense, 17th in rushing defense and 5th in passing defense.

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