The road to Madison: Gary Andersen's path to Wisconsin

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Wisconsin's Gary Andersen laughs with reporters before Big Ten media days in Chicago this summer.

Wisconsin's Gary Andersen laughs with reporters before Big Ten media days in Chicago this summer.

Gary Andersen added spread elements to Wisconsin's offense and moved the defense to a 3-4 scheme.

Gary Andersen added spread elements to Wisconsin's offense and moved the defense to a 3-4 scheme.

Andersen slowed down enough to revive Utah State and move ahead. He's a long way from the tile floor in Logan that scary morning three years ago -- a rise that may not have occurred without a fall.