Ok, the answer is "probably not," but don't think it hasn't crossed anyone's mind since Wisconsin's coach stunningly left Madison for Corvallis and Oregon State yesterday.
To be more than clear: I don't think Leipold leaves. There is no indication from anyone official that that's even a radar. If Barry Alvarez is savvy enough to move a team three spots after a bye week in the top ten of the final CFP poll just to jimmyrig the bowls for his conference, he's savvy enough to find someone brining fewer questions than Leipold.
But, plenty of people in Wisconsin are thinking it:
The best coaching candidate just took the job at the University of Buffalo and it is his DREAM JOB! In Madison he will be back soon— Steven Haywood (@Haylov0204) December 11, 2014
Names to watch in Wisco coaching search: Oklahoma OC Jay Norvell, Pitt HC Paul Chryst, new Buffalo HC Lance Leipold. All worked for Alvarez.— Michael Stern (@michaeljstern23) December 11, 2014
@espnhomer @gneitzel16 @bjohnson613 Would it be crazy? I would roll the dice on Leipold, get him out of his contract from Buffalo.— R Fritsch (@onwisc0nsin) December 10, 2014
@GaryEllerson @RamieIsTweeting maybe they can go get that coach leipold guy from buffalo.— Andrew (@ydnaivres) December 10, 2014
Can Lance Leipold get out of that Buffalo gig? Stay in state & all...— Wally (@wallypingel) December 10, 2014
Is there a way the Badgers could steal Lance Leipold from Buffalo?!?— Doug Grimm (@dougie_fresh15) December 10, 2014
There are more, but it got kind of Johnny One-Note after a while. If nothing else, UB's scooping up Leipold is going to get another little publicity boost now that Barry Alvarez is looking to hire and the best in-state option is (hopefully) off the table.