Former Oakland Raiders wide receivers coach Ted Gilmore has accepted the same position at Wisconsin, according to a source.
Gilmore, 47, coached in college for 18 years before spending the past three seasons in charge of Oakland’s wide receivers. He coached the position at USC in 2011 and prior to that served in the same capacity for six seasons at Nebraska, where he eventually also added recruiting coordinator and assistant head coach responsibilities.
Gilmore also coached wide receivers at Colorado (2003-04), Purdue (2001-02) and Houston (2000). He was tight ends coach at Kansas in 1999 and coached wide receivers at his alma mater, Wyoming, the previous two seasons.
The Wichita, Kan., native got his start in coaching as a graduate assistant at Wyoming from 1994-96. After two years at a junior college, he played wide receiver for the Cowboys from 1988-89.
Gilmore has ties to new Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst and offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph.
During Gilmore’s last season playing at Wyoming in 1989, Chryst’s brother, Geep, was the Cowboys’ quarterbacks coach (he is now offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers). And Gilmore and Rudolph worked together at Nebraska in 2007 when Rudolph was tight ends coach.
Paul Chryst was hired at Wisconsin in December after posting a 19-19 record with three bowl appearances in as many years at Pittsburgh, including a 6-6 mark this season. He had previously served as the Badgers' offensive coordinator from 2005-11.