With the dust finally starting to settle surrounding the coaching change, Rich and Max catch up with official Friend of the Show (his words, not ours) Jesse Temple to reflect on the 2014 season. Jesse gives his thoughts on the staff's handling of the quarterback situation, why Rich was so wrong about Marcus Trotter place in Dave Aranda's defense, and of course no visit from Jesse is complete without some fashion talk. There is something for everyone!
Hot on the heels of the official announcement of the balance of Paul Chryst's first staff as Wisconsin head coach, Rich and Max give their thoughts on the confirmed hires to date, examine the larger implications of the national title game for the B1G, and announce the winners of the 2013 Prop Bet Competition. Hint: the most handsome host of the BuckAround wins!
The Badgers won their first bowl game in the last five tries, and Rich and Max couldn't be happier. They wax poetically on the final performance of Melvin Gordon in a Badger uniform, the strong showing from the offensive line, the not so strong showing by Joel Stave, and finish out the season with a tiebreaking Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel comments contest. Oh, and it looks like the original show title was taken; hopefully this one will suffice.
With Bowl Season upon us, Rich and Max take some time to focus on the Badgers' opponent in the Outback Bowl, the Auburn Tigers. Rich learns about the bowl from an Auburn perspective with Brandon Marcello of Al.com before they both discuss the perceived general disinterest in the bowl game from the Wisconsin fan base. The guys also respond to a great listener voicemail, read email from some international Badger fans, and close the show with a request for support (no, they don't want your money, promise!).
With the hiring of Paul Chryst made all but official, Rich and Max give - for the first time in a while - differing opinions on the hiring of the Pitt head coach with deep Wisconsin roots. Max has overcome some of his skepticism in the hire, but Rich lays out why he still has significant reservations.