SHOCKER PART II: Wisconsin's Anderson to OSU!

OREGON STATE HAS PULLED off their own shocker -- hiring Wisconsin's Gary Anderson less than a week after Mike Riley bolted for Nebraska!

Wisconsin's head coach Gary Andersen will be the new head coach of Oregon State, the school confirmed.

The news broke just as Oregon State announced a $42-million makeover of the Valley Football Center.

Anderson, 50, is coming off an excellent season but a monster loss in in the Big Ten championship game. Wisconsin was 10-3 this season including a 59-0 blowout defeat to Ohio State in the league's title game. Anderson was 19-7 in his two seasons at Wisconsin.

Including his time at Utah State, Andersen has an overall record of 45-31.

"President (Ed) Ray and I are ecstatic that Gary is coming to Oregon State," Oregon State athletic director Bob De Carolis said in a statement. "He is one of the top coaches in the country and will have instant credibility with our players, boosters and fans.

"Gary is a winner. He is a man of integrity and substance. He has extensive West Coast ties and knows the landscape of the Pac-12 conferences, having coached at current conference member Utah. He is part of the Urban Meyer coaching tree.

"He and his staff will teach offense and defense, and life lessons about values and character. They will guide our student-athletes to success in life and careers upon leaving Oregon State.

"We have hired the right coach. We are investing in the new and expanded facilities he needs, including the $42-million makeover of the Valley Football Center we announced earlier (Thursday). We are ready to have Gary take us to the next level."


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