Thomas Hammock has long been seen as one of the most integral parts of the Wisconsin coaching staff. He was one of just two holdovers from Bielema's coaching staff to join head coach Gary Andersen's staff. However, according to coachingsearch.com, Hammock will be named the new running back coach for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL.
— Pete Roussel (@coachingsearch) February 5, 2014
Hammock's biggest loss could be on the recruiting trail, where he was seen as a key figure in getting the Badgers in to the state of Georgia in this class. He was long the main recruiter in New Jersey and was responsible for guys like Corey Clement, Melvin Gordon and no less than Taiwan Deal and D.J. Gillins in this class.
UPDATE: Gary Andersen confirmed Thomas Hammock's departure from the Wisconsin program while speakin on CBSsports.com's national signing day coverage. Here is what Andersen had to say:
GA confirms Hammock leaving, says he would like to fill spot in week or so & that Gordon will be involved in hiring process.
— MadTown Badgers (@MTBadgers) February 5, 2014
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