Paul Chryst apparently didn’t have to look far for his new offensive line coach.

A qualified candidate familiar with the Wisconsin program and the personnel on both sides of the ball was already on staff.

Bob Bostad.

Sources familiar with the program told the Journal Sentinel that Bostad is expected to replace Joe Rudolph as offensive line coach.

Bostad recently completed his fifth season as UW’s inside linebackers coach but built his coaching résumé on offense.

The veteran assistant has coached the offensive line at UW-Stevens Point, Cal State Northridge, San Jose State and New Mexico before coming to UW in 2006 as tight ends coach.

Bostad held that position for two seasons and then took over the offensive line in 2008 after Bob Palcic moved on.

Bostad served as UW’s offensive line coach/run-game coordinator from 2008-11 and during that four-year run a total of 11 linemen received all-Big Ten honors.

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