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New Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen says he'll be 'fly on wall' during Rose Bowl preparation

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    FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2012, file photo, Utah State head coach Gary Andersen rallies his players before an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. Andersen was officially hired as Wisconsin's new coach Thursday, Dec. 20, and will be formally introduced at a news conference Friday morning. He replaces Bret Bielema, who left for Arkansas this month. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2010, file photo, Utah State head coach Gary Andersen shouts to his team during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. Wisconsin will hire Utah State's Gary Andersen as head football coach to replace Bret Bielema, according to multiple media reports. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File0 (The Associated Press)

New Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen says he will be a "fly on the wall" during Rose Bowl preparations.

Andersen was introduced Friday as the Badgers' new coach. He will take over for Bret Bielema, who left for Arkansas earlier this month.

Athletic director and former Badgers coach Barry Alvarez is coaching the team in the Rose Bowl against Stanford at the request of players.

Andersen says he will not interfere with Alvarez's preparations for the game on New Year's Day. Andersen says, "These kids need to go win a Rose Bowl. The last thing they need for me is to hang around Coach Alvarez."

Alvarez says he feels confident the former Utah State coach is a good fit for Wisconsin.