Andersen, who was defensive line coach under Urban Meyer when he was coach at Utah, said he reached out to the current Ohio State coach to talk about the Wisconsin job.
"His first thoughts were, obviously it's a tremendous job and great opportunity," Andersen said. "I have an unbelievable respect for coach Meyer, his family, the way he has moved himself throughout this profession."
As for the upcoming bowl game, Andersen said he looked forward to checking out the players and being a fan.
"I and my coaches need to evaluate the young men in the program so we can get a head start building for the next year," he said.
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