With Cincinnati for six years, Fickell had a 57-18 record, two AAC championships, and a College Football Playoff appearance.

According to people close to the situation, Luke Fickell of Cincinnati will be Wisconsin's next head football coach, CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd reports

The startling result comes after the Bearcats and Fickell lost to Tulane to end the regular season on Friday,

 and the Badgers ended their 6-6 campaign by losing to Minnesota 23-16 at home on Saturday. Wisconsin to hire Luke Fickell

At Wisconsin, a Board of Regents meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET. The topic of the future football coach's pay will be on the agenda. A statement is anticipated to come next. 

Fields has amassed an NFL-best 15 offensive touchdowns since Week 7. Fields scored at least one touchdown both throwing and running for five consecutive weeks,

 According to The Athletic, Kerry Coombs, the special teams coordinator, has been named interim coach.

Early in October, Wisconsin dismissed Paul Chryst, ending an eight-season run of success that saw the former Badgers player and assistant coach go 67–26. 

 Jim Leonhard, the defensive coordinator and another former star player for Wisconsin, was appointed as the team's interim head coach

and has long been a front-runner to be given a full-time position at the conclusion of the current campaign