Wisconsin completes staff with Jackson

Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema filled its final staff vacancy Sunday by hiring former NFL veteran Greg Jackson.

Jackson will coach nickel backs and linebackers for the Badgers. He replaces Randall McCray, who left last month to become defensive coordinator at Middle Tennessee.

Jackson spent the last three seasons at Tulane, where he coached several positions, mainly safeties and nickel backs. He previously coached defensive backs at Louisiana-Monroe and Idaho. He'll assist defensive coordinator Dave Doeren with the linebackers and new secondary coach Chris Ash with the defensive backs.

Bielema said on his Twitter page that Jackson will recruit on the East Coast.

"The experience Greg brings as a player and a coach and the leadership he has shown in both positions makes him a perfect fit for our staff," Bielema said in a release. "He is a wonderful addition and I look forward to seeing him work with our defense and special teams."

Jackson won a Super Bowl as a safety with the New York Giants and also played for the Eagles, Saints and Chargers.