Andersen led the Badgers to a 19-7 record (13-3 Big Ten) over two seasons. Wisconsin went 10-3 this fall and will play Auburn in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1.
After the news broke, Badgers star Melvin Gordon expressed his surprise.
WOW !!!— Flash | 28™ | A01 (@Melvingordon25) December 10, 2014
In a statement, Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez thanked Andersen for his time in Madison, Wis., and said he has started a "national search" for a coach.
The Beavers went 5-7 this season.