Episode 172 - Way too Early 2017 Depth Charts: Offensive Edition

Rich and Max start their look at the 2017 Badgers with their offensive depth chart projections plus look back at the 2011 and 2012 recruiting classes.

SHOW NOTES

  • 3:00 Sweatshirt hashtag results
  • 5:00 Offensive Depth Charts
  • 8:30 Running Back
  • 14:00 Fullback
  • 15:30 Tight End
  • 19:15 Wide Receiver
  • 29:00 QB, where Rich besmirched the good name of Danny Van Den Boom
  • 33:00 Offensive Line
  • 43:00 2012 Class review
  • 51:30 2011 Class review
  • 58:00 Buckaround meet ups! RICH IS DEFINITELY, 100%, FOR SURE GOING TO MADISON!!! (unconfirmed)
 

Episode 171 - Listener Grab Bag

Rich and Max discuss the announcement of Jim Leonhard as defensive coordinator, the surprise transfer of Dallas Jeanty, and finish the show with some great listener mail.

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:15 Talking about the Super Bowl
  • 8:00 Hawking apparel
  • 11:30 Jim Leonhard as D.C.
  • 14:00 Were external candidates even considered?
  • 20:30 Will Tibesar leave?
  • 22:00 Transfer, does Dallas
  • 29:00 Zach in Tampa on Alvarez leaving the Playoff Committee
  • 32:30 Ben from Chicago on Chryst's strengths
  • 37:30 Matt from Mequon on what is most likely to derail the Chryst regime
 

Episode 170 - National Signing Day 2017 with Evan Flood

Evan Flood makes his annual pilgrimage to the BuckAround to talk about the Badgers' latest recruiting class.

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Let's sell some stuff... SillyYak! Eat there!
  • 3:00 Buckaround hoodies and avoiding talk of settling tee bets
  • 6:00 Welcome back Evan Flood of 24/7 for the 7th time
  • 7:15 How did Danny Davis to UW come together?
  • 8:30 The WR group compared to 2016 class
  • 12:00 How good is Jonathan Taylor?
  • 14:45 Neil in if the lack of a D.C. Impacted recruiting down the stretch
  • 16:00 Are the Badgers recruiting to a defensive #brand?
  • 19:00 Does Van Ginkel step in and start?
  • 23:30 The CB's
  • 26:00 Is the scheme helping the CB's?
  • 28:00 The Hawkeyes!
  • 28:30 Who is the class sleeper?
  • 32:00 Can Conan push to start in 2017?
  • 33:30 The path to Vanden Boom's schollie
  • 37:00 Chryst and recruiting
  • 41:15 Show Lackey Steve on low moral fiber and attrition
 

Episode 169 - Golden Buckys: 2016 Edition

Rich and Max put a bow on the 2016 season with the latest edition of the Golden Buckys.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 Don't expect any fancy editing
  • 3:00 A tradition like thousands of others... The Golden Bucky's
  • 4:15 Most Outstanding Player: Watt
  • 6:30 Offensive MVP: M:Fumagalli R: Ramczyk
  • 8:30 Defensive MVP: M: Musso R: TJ Edwards
  • 11:45 Unsung Hero: M: Sheahy R: James
  • 13:45 Frosh of the Year M: Shaw R: D Edwards
  • 15:30 Future Star M: TJ Edwards R: Cephus and P Johnson
  • 19:00 Biggest Disappointment M: Wheelwright R: B Benzschawel
  • 20:30 Worst Game: B1G Title Game
  • 21:15 Play of the Year M: Missouri scoop and score R: Watt pick 6
  • 22:30 Game of the Year M: MSU R: LSU
  • 25:00 Coach of the Year M: Wilcox R: Gilmore
  • 29:00 Where does the 2016 season rank among post Alvarez years?
  • 34:00 Prop bet results!
  • 38:15 Defensive Coordinator
 

Episode 168 - 2016 in Review with Jason Galloway

Rich and Max look back at the 2016 season with Jason Galloway before wrapping the show on the biggest question there is: can Badger Football win a National Championship?

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Rich's poetry
  • 4:00 Would you like hoodies? Tees? A vague idea of when and how much
  • 6:15 Welcome back for the fourth(?) time, Jason Galloway of the WSJ
  • 6:45 What was the rationale on Houston and Hornibrook's usage?
  • 10:45 QB going forward
  • 12:30 The most underrated aspect on offense
  • 17:00 Clement's legacy
  • 21:30 How did Wilcox put his stamp on the 2016 defense?
  • 23:45 Who, besides Musso, outperformed expectations?
  • 26:30 Two DL sets
  • 28:30 #Noteworthy things from the Cotton Bowl
  • 30:00 Steve in Portland, OR on the Lose-Lose Cotton Bowl
  • 32:30 Jake in Sun Prairie on 2017 breakouts
  • 34:45 Danny in Milwaukee on Team MVP's
  • 36:45 Tom of the train on the LSU win and 2017 schedule
  • 40:30 SILLY YAK! GO THERE (OR ORDER)! EAT! BE HAPPY!
  • 43:00 Does Wisconsin have a shot to win a football National Championship?
 

Episode 167 - Cotton Bowl Champions

Rich and Max dissect the 24-16 win over Western Michigan and look at the B1G's performance in bowl games overall as well as discuss the Minnesota hire of PJ Fleck.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 Trailblazers blaze trails
  • 4:30 The voicemails
  • 8:15 Rich says he was wrong
  • 8:45 What this game did for Max
  • 10:45 What this game did for Rich
  • 18:30 Hornibrook and his two series
  • 20:15 Best win of the year?
  • 21:45 UR Player(s) of the Game
  • 25:15 Max watches the Badgers in the buff?
  • 31:00 Big games in the B1G (and beyond)
  • 37:45 Talking Minnesota becoming the Flecktones
  • 45:00 Talking Bielema and lingering resentment
 

Episode 166 - Cotton Bowl Preview

Rich and Max look ahead to the last game of the season with the Badgers' Cotton Bowl matchup with Western Michigan plus talk about the draft prospects of Ryan Ramczyk and the potential addition of Malik Zaire as a graduate transfer. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:15 Broken glass, everywhere
  • 3:00 Nobody cares about the Cotton Bowl and l feel bad
  • 5:00 Rich dislikes records as much as awards
  • 6:45 Max is going to the Outback Bowl
  • 8:00 The no win Cotton Bowl
  • 12:15 Why should people watch?
  • 16:00 Max tells the tale of Western Michigan and PJ Fleck
  • 21:45 Max is getting upset! NIU tirade? Riff? Mention?
  • 23:45 Max disparages the MAC. Calls them weak!
  • 28:45 Ryan Ramczyk needs surgery... will he now return?
  • 32:30 Malik Zaire is the new Russell Wilson... or maybe Danny O'Brien
  • 36:00 Would he be an upgrade over Hornibrook?
  • 41:30 The Minnesota situation

 

 

Episode 165 - Week 14 Penn State: Acceptance

Rich and Max search for meaning in the Badgers' collapse against Penn State in the B1G Championship Game. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:45 Salt free BuckAround
  • 2:30 Year round BuckAround
  • 3:45 The voicemails
  • 7:15 What happened to the defense?!?
  • 10:45 "Shooter McGavin" McSorley and the lack of pressure
  • 13:00 Depth on the defense
  • 15:15 Angry Dylan in VA on the offense and finishing
  • 18:30 Bart Houston played well
  • 20:00 Clement had a great game
  • 21:30 Peter in Madison on not challenging PSU deep
  • 24:15 Where does this rank on the pain scale?
  • 28:00 Rich on being a joyless Badger fan
  • 31:30 UR Player of the Game
  • 37:00 Big games in the B1G
  • 43:00 Rich is going home "Go to your HOME Rich! Are you too good for your HOME?!?"
 

Episode 164 - Week 13 Minnesota: Baker's Dozen

Rich and Max look at the Badger's 13th straight win over the Gophers and look ahead to the meeting with Penn State and what it might mean for a playoff berth.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 Thanksgiving's highlight side dish
  • 6:30 The Voicemails
  • 9:15 Is the score more comforting than watching the game?
  • 10:30 Did you panic in the first half?
  • 13:00 Does the camp Randall turf get slippery when cold?
  • 14:15 Why is Hacobs playing so much?
  • 17:00 Chuck in South Dakota on the Badgers run game versus Minnesota
  • 21:15 Balky in SLC on appreciating Clement
  • 25:15 UR Player of the Game
  • 31:15 Big Games in the B1G
  • 33:00 Chris from Minny on change at QB
  • 38:30 Looking ahead to the B1G Championship
  • 44:45 PLAYOFFS?!?
  • 52:00 Where do the Badgers play in the postseason?
  • 54:15 Wes from Little Chit on getting married in the day of the playoff
 

Episode 163 - Week 12 Purdue: Let's Try and Make this Interesting

Rich and Max attempt to take a novel approach to analysis after the Badgers 2nd overmatched opponent in a row. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Rich is fatigued
  • 7:00 Ross Ade Stadium... Max somehow ties this to Iowa
  • 8:45 Why did the Badgers start slow?
  • 15:45 Is Bradrick Shaw fast?
  • 17:45 Is Wheelwright just a guy?
  • 19:15 Is Figaro playing too much?
  • 23:30 What UW defensive plays rival Watt's pick six?
  • 26:30 UR Player of the Game (Connor Allen?!?)
  • 30:00 Game Notes Trivia
  • 32:00 Who is 2nd on the team in sacks?
  • 34:15 Does 2015 or 2016 defense have more sacks/game?
  • 35:15 Who's 3rd on team in tackles?
  • 38:30 Do top 3 receivers have more Rec/Game in 2015 or 2016?
  • 42:00 What is Hornibrook's QB rating? Houston's?
  • 44:00 What RB has the highest YPC?
  • 45:45 PJ Rosowski's touchback percentage?
  • 48:00 Big games in the B1G
  • 55:30 PLAYOFFS?!?
  • 58:00 Listen to Podcast Ain't Played Nobody Wednesday as Rich chose topic
 

Episode 162 - Week 11 Illinois: Everything's Coming up Maxwell

With a resounding Badger win and a surprise upset by the Iowa Hawkeyes, this was possibly the greatest sports Saturday in the life of Maxwell Brusky

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 Max is happy
  • 4:45 Voicemails
  • 6:45 The running game
  • 8:15 Illinois' defense was... Not good
  • 11:15 Hornibrook didn't look good
  • 15:45 The defense turning Illini over
  • 17:00 Too many chunk plays allowed?
  • 21:00 Putting stuff on film
  • 21:45 Wilcox using less people on defense
  • 23:30 Why are Watt and Biegel on the field so late in a blowout?
  • 25:00 Illini offensive identity
  • 27:45 Serge Trezy... DB
  • 28:30 UR Player of the Game... Still not Connor Allen
  • 35:45 Big Games in the B1G
  • 36:15 Max Minute
  • 39:15 Jake in Sun Prairie on common opponents
  • 40:15 Scott in the Northeast on spacing tough opponents
  • 43:45 Max is coming to your city... If your city is West Lafayette
  • 49:00 Max Minute 2.0
  • 50:30 Badgers playoff hopes
 

Episode 161 - Week 10 Northwestern: Lifting the Curse

For the first time in 17 years the Badgers won in Evanston. Rich and Max discuss the victory - and if that actually means anything.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 A boring week
  • 4:00 The Voicemails
  • 8:00 Did we learn anything
  • 9:15 WiscoBiscuits and Amanda in Madison on Shaw, Clement and movement
  • 18:45 David Edwards and the OL as a whole
  • 23:15 SacTown Andy on Chryst and the offense's lack of development
  • 26.30 The Redzone... No, not Galloway's pod. Listen to that too though
  • 30:30 Balky on the 2nd best defensive performance this year
  • 36:00 Jazz Peavy, the offenses top playmaker
  • 37:30 Paul Chryst and clock management
  • 39:30 UR Player of the Game (Connor Allen snubbed again)
  • 41:00 Max is coming to your city (if your city is Madison)
  • 46:15 Big Games in the B1G
 

Episode 160 - Week 9 Nebraska: B1G West or Bust (Again?)

Does the Badgers' 23-17 overtime victory against Nebraska put them in the driver's seat for the B1G title game? What about the always dangerous Ryan Field this Saturday?

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 Larry Culpepper
  • 4:30 Voicemails
  • 7:30 ROLL CHEESE!!!
  • 9:30 Return of the Dare
  • 12:00 Balky in SLC, Jason from Wiscy Wear and Luke in Australia on RB usage
  • 16:00 D'Cota Dixon is preeeetty darn good
  • 19:45 A QB conversation
  • 23:00 Mac in Osh Kosh via Kenowhere on hometown pride and passing on 1st down
  • 28:00 The schedule and possible letdowns
  • 30:00 John from Madison on the OL
  • 37:00 The kicking situation
  • 38:15 Matthew in WI on punters
  • 41:00 The Badgers not putting the Huskers away
  • 45:00 Armstrong is Nebraska's Stave
  • 48:00 UR Player of the Game
  • 51:15 Tindal is the new Hillary... And is invited to Rich's next birthday 
  • 53:45 Big Games in the B1G
  • 55:30 Looking to Northwestern
  • 59:30 Beyond Northwestern
  • 1:01:15 Bill in Indy and recruiting
 

Episode 159 - Week 8 Iowa: Divided Loyalties

Rich and Max break down the Badger's 17-9 victory over Iowa and look ahead to the matchup with Nebraska.

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:30 Voicemails
  • 5:00 The QB situation
  • 6:45 Steve from Portland, OR on QB usage
  • 12:00 "What's the deal with the OL?" - Jerry Seinfeld
  • 19:00 Clement seems to be healthy... And frustrated
  • 21:45 Balky from SLC on suggestions for Chryst
  • 25:00 WR's and playing time or lack thereof
  • 31:30 Carl from Graves Lake on arm tackling
  • 38:00 Sliding into Nebraska talk
  • 43:00 Max clarifies his relationship with Iowa
  • 46:30 Where does Iowa go from here?
  • 49:45 UR Players of the Game
  • 56:15 Big Games in the B1G
  • 1:03:00 A pod recommendation and a meet up that Rich doesn't want to call a meet up
 

Episode 158 - Week 7 Ohio State: Moral Victories?

Should Badger fans be happy after Wisconsin's 30-23 overtime loss to the Buckeyes? Rich and Max think they should. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:45 Rich is an old man
  • 5:30 Voicemails
  • 11:00 Why did the Badgers lose?
  • 16:00 The margin for error
  • 17:45 D'Cota Dixon is the new Hillary
  • 19:00 The defense is ALMOST elite
  • 22:00 Hornibrook's performance
  • 27:00 The Offensive Line
  • 34:00 Jared from WauKe$ha has he'd enough with the moral victories
  • 35:00 Grant from Winona on the future being bright
  • 44:00 UR Player of the Game
  • 49:15 Big games in the B1G
  • 54:15 Are the Badgers better than Team X?
 

Episode 157 - Bye Week Q&A with Jason Galloway

Madison.com's Jason Galloway discusses what he's seen of the Badgers 5 games into the season and looks ahead to the Ohio State matchup.

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Max is celebrating his anniversary... By podcasting for us
  • 6:15 Welcome back Jason Galloway of the WSJ
  • 7:00 A QB position discussion
  • 10:30 Hornibrook's UM game performance
  • 12:45 Tom in SF on playing Houston again
  • 14:45 The OL
  • 20:00 Missing old Dare
  • 21:45 Is Clement healthy?
  • 24:00 Why not play the FR WR's against Michigan?
  • 26:00 George Rushing's performance
  • 27:15 The defenses performance versus expectations
  • 30:45 Alec James and Chikwe Obasih
  • 32:30 Jason's UR Player of the first half
  • 34:00 Let's talk punters
  • 37:00 Is the team okay with the QB switch?
  • 39:15 Watson in Wrigleyville on injuries under Chryst
  • 48:30 Grant from Winona on where a Badger win vs OSU would rank
  • 50:30 Max turns it into an Iowa mention
  • 51:15 OSU game predictions
 

Episode 156 - Week 5 Michigan: The Arman-Ageddoning

Rich is laid low by influenza so Max is joined by Arman Belding to break down the Michigan loss and Week 5 in the B1G.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:15 YouTube Master Arman Belding joins the show
  • 3:45 Immediate reactions
  • 16:30 WiscoInferno on play calling
  • 26:30 TJ in Phoenix on Hornibrook not being ready
  • 31:30 Jesse in LaCrosse on Clement not showing up
  • 45:30 UR Player of the Game
  • 51:00 Big picture in the B1G
  • 53:45 This is where you expect Iowa talk.
  • 1:00:00 Looking ahead to an Ohio State University
 

Episode 155 - Week 4 Michigan State: Unexpected Results

The Badgers are 4-0. The Badgers are 4-0? THE BADGERS ARE 4-0!!! Rich and Max get together to discuss Wisconsin's strong start to the season and what it means for the future.

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Dads first
  • 3:45 The voicemails
  • 6:30 Surprisingly chippy
  • 10:45 What is Alex Hornibrook?
  • 14:15 Brinn from the Scoreboard on the QB switch
  • 18:00 Riverboat Chryst
  • 19:00 See www.Buckaround.com for Dan from DC on fourth downs
  • 25:00 Brett Connors and the DL
  • 29:45 The drive at the end of the first half
  • 32:30 Why were the starters in so long?
  • 34:30 Even Rich can't be negative about the defense
  • 36:30 Paper Tigers
  • 39:00 Jared from WauKe$ha on the defense in the next two games
  • 44:00 Leon Jacobs played a lot
  • 47:45 UR Player of the Game
  • 57:00 Big Games in the B1G
  • 59:00 THERE IS A TEAM MAX DOESN'T LIKE!!!
 

Episode 154 - Non-Conference Reflection

The Badgers finished the non-conference schedule 3-0. Rich and Max look at where the team is as they enter a tough stretch of conference games. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 What to make of the switch to Hornibrook
  • 15:30 Which RB's will play?
  • 18:00 A closer look at Hornibrook
  • 19:30 Jeremy from Green Bay on missing Jamerson
  • 24:30 Big games in the B1G... Sort of
  • 26:30 Max says North Dakota St could even beat Northern Illinois (and the rest of the MAC)
  • 41:15 Balky from Salt Lake City on Wheelwright comparisons
 

Episode 153 - Week 3 Georgia State Review: Close Call

The Badgers got to 3-0, but the 23-17 victory was certainly too close for comfort for most as Wisconsin squeaked by one of the weakest programs in the FBS. Rich and Max share what they learned in what was a far tenser contest than anyone imagined. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:15 So fresh and so clean
  • 3:30 The voicemails
  • 8:00 Chryst's best coaching job?
  • 17:30 The Lance Smith highlight reel
  • 20:00 Dare
  • 25:45 Houston had a problem (This count Schaaf)
  • 30:15 TJ Edwards is good
  • 32:15 JS Jesse on a safety hypothetical
  • 34:15 Scott from Twitter on Dixon's tackling
  • 38:15 UR Player of the Game
  • 40:30 Takeaways (Max quietly acknowledges Iowa's loss)