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Wisconsin hires Daronte' Jones & Tim Tibesar as assistant coaches

Wisconsin head football coach Paul Chryst has added two more assistant coaches to the Badgers’ staff, both on the defensive side of the ball. Daronte’ Jones will coach UW’s defensive backs while Tim Tibesar will handle the outside linebackers. Jones comes to the Badgers from Hawai’i, where he spent the last three seasons overseeing the Warriors’ secondary. Jones added the title of assistant head coach in 2014. Led by All-Mountain West Conference pick Mike Edwards at cornerback, the Warriors ranked 11th nationally in passing defense in 2012, allowing 182.8 yards per game. Last season, the Warriors ranked fifth in the

Ohio State, first playoff champion, finishes No. 1 in final AP Poll

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, national champion Ohio State (14-1) sits atop the final AP Poll, released Tuesday morning. [ MORE: Dienhart: ‘This Ohio State team isn’t going anywhere’ ] The Buckeyes, who beat Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff Championship Game on Monday night, received all 59 first-place votes and moved up four spots. The Ducks finished No. 2. TCU, Alabama, Michigan State (11-2) and Florida State, which tied with 1,212 votes, round out the top 5. Wisconsin (11-3), the Big Ten’s third and final ranked team, comes in at No. 13. [ MORE: Buy your Ohio