Tuesday December 23rd, 2014

Wisconsin was required to make its job listing for a new head football coach public, and the Associated Press used a public records request to get the applications of all 46 people who sent one in.

Athletic director Barry Alvarez said he interviewed or was contacted by "a number" of well-known head coaches or high-ranking assistant coaches about the position. But like any job search, some candidates seemed a bit more qualified than others.

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There was Jarrad Dann, a man from Chandler, Arizona, who said he's qualified because he's "ridiculously good" at the NCAA football game for Xbox 360 and who listed his current job title as "The Man, The Myth, The Legend."

More candidates, from the AP:

Arturo Bonomie of Madison said his years coaching kindergarten and first-graders for the YMCA football program made him the ideal candidate.

"People tell me I can give one heck of a good pep talk on the sidelines and my wife makes a mean Gatorade," he wrote in his cover letter.

Greg Miller, who said he was unemployed and living with his parents in Racine, listed among his football experience the video games Madden '92, Bill Walsh '93 and NCAA Football '96 and '97.

"I have further successfully coached from my sofa every Saturday since 1987," he wrote in a letter to Alvarez.

• Ohio State's staff dressed up as Santa and his elves

They probably weren't among the four that Alvarez interviewed before hiring early favorite Paul Chryst, but it was worth a shot, right?

[via FTW]

- Molly Geary

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