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Gary Andersen new Oregon State football coach

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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - Gary Andersen, coach at Wisconsin since December 2012, will be the new head football coach at Oregon State, replacing Mike Riley.Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen has been selected as the successor to Mike Riley as Oregon State's football coach.

Andersen, head coach of the Badgers for the last two years, was chosen from a group of five finalists.

Andersen, 50, will be introduced at a press conference in Corvallis on Friday afternoon.

He was to meet with his Wisconsin players Wednesday afternoon to announce his decision to move to Corvallis. The Big Ten Badgers (10-3) are scheduled to play Auburn in the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl at Tampa, Fla.

Andersen took over at Wisconsin in December 2012, replacing Bret Bielema. He also has served as a head coach at Utah State (2009-12) and Southern Utah (2003). And he spent three years as defensive coordinator at Utah, one with the Utes' 2008 team that went undefeated and beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

He is a native of Salt Lake City, and played two years of football at Utah.

Riley left Oregon State last week to become head coach at Nebraska.