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Badgers' defensive coordinator Dave Aranda hired at LSU

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After guiding top-10 defenses at Wisconsin for three years, Badgers defensive coordinator Dave Aranda has accepted the same job with LSU.

LSU announced the hire Friday evening. Aranda's 2015 Badgers defense currently ranks second in the nation in points allowed and ranks third in total defense, fourth in rushing defense, and seventh in passing defense. Wisconsin finished the season 10-3 after beating USC 23-21 Wednesday night in the Holiday Bowl.

"This is a great hire for us," Miles said in a statement. "Dave has an outstanding track record of producing some of the best defenses in college football. We've seen him up close and understand how difficult it is to have success against him."

LSU beat Wisconsin 28-24 to open the 2014 season. The two schools will meet again on September 3 at Lambeau Field to open the 2016 season.

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