In 1995, Brian Stewart was a young coach eager to pursue an opportunity at his alma mater, Northern Arizona.
Stewart, who was hired in January 2012 as Maryland's defensive coordinator, did not make a lot of money at that point. He had only been a coach for two years -- previously at Cal Poly -- and he had taken a restricted earning position at Northern Arizona.
To help, Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen, then an assistant coach at Northern Arizona, offered for Stewart to stay rent-free in his basement, and Stewart accepted. The two, who will see each other Saturday when the Terps play at Wisconsin, have been friends since.
“As far as knowing Gary as a person, I...