Wisconsin OL Coach Mike Markuson Fired After Upset Loss

Sept. 8, 2012; Corvallis, OR, USA; Oregon State Beavers safety Tyrequek Zimmerman (8) sacks Wisconsin Badgers running back Montee Ball during the second half at Reser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-US PRESSWIRE

The University of Wisconsin has fired offensive line coach Mike Markuson after just two games.

The University of Wisconsin football team has fired offensive line coach Mike Markuson after just two games, according to Tom Mulhern of Madison.com.

The Badgers offense has struggled to live up to expectation this season, including a stunning 10-7 loss to Oregon State on Saturday that had Wisconsin manage just 35 net yards on 23 rushing attempts. Quarterback Danny O'Brien was also sacked three times for 35 yards in the loss.

Markuson was hired this past season by coach Bret Bielema after 14 seasons in the SEC at Arkansas and Mississippi and was expected to continue building a program that had become known for churning out top offensive line talent the past few years.

Bart Miller, the quality control coach for offense, will take over as the offensive line coach with Markuson's departure.

For more on Badgers football, visit Wisconsin blog Bucky's 5th Quarter, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire.

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