Jackson moves on to 49ers

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The Badgers have lost another assistant coach to the NFL as the San Francisco 49ers announced Thursday that they have hired Greg Jackson as their assistant secondary coach. Jackson spent last year as a defensive assistant at UW, coaching nickel backs and assisting with the linebackers.

Jacksoin_Greg_OSU_10.jpg"Though his stint in Madison was brief, Greg's contributions to the entire football program were great," head coach Bret Bielema said. "We wish him nothing but the best with the 49ers and want to thank him for his time with the team. He is a good coach with a bright future."

Last season was Jackson's only year at Wisconsin. He came to the Badgers after coaching the previous three seasons at Tulane. He was also an assistant at Louisiana-Monroe and Idaho.

Before entering the coaching ranks, Jackson played 12 seasons in the NFL with the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers. Jackson was a teammate of 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh during his final two years with the Chargers.

Jackson is the second UW assistant in less than two weeks to move on to the NFL. Former running backs coach John Settle accepted the same job with the Carolina Panthers on Feb. 4.

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