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Alvarez to hand football team to Bielema

Updated: August 2, 2005, 1:38 AM ET
Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. -- Barry Alvarez eliminated all the surprise and speculation -- his 16th season as Wisconsin coach will be his last.

Alvarez said Thursday he will step down after this year and focus solely on his role as the school's athletic director, a job he took on in 2004. And he's already picked his successor in defensive coordinator Bret Bielema.

Alvarez's Impact At Wisconsin

Alvarez era Pre-Alvarez

Years

15

100

Wins

108

448

Wins ...

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