Episode 198 - Week 2: FAU

Rich and Max talk through the good and bad of Wisconsins 31-14 win over Florida Atlantic

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:15 Straight to the Talkaround
  • 5:00 Hornibrook breakdown
  • 6:30 Adam in Darlington on Hornibrook's arm strength
  • 15:00 Jonathan Taylor Tailback and the run game
  • 20:30 Special Teams... Gags not looking Groza watchlist worthy
  • 22:45 Defense... Rich has concerns
  • 28:00 Balky in Salt Lake on defense and short field
  • 30:30 UR Player of the Game
  • 39:30 Welcome back Matt Brown of SBNation
  • 41:00 QB Taysom... er... Tanner Mangum
  • 43:45 The Defense
  • 46:15 The impact of the coaching change
  • 49:30 How does this game play out?
  • 51:00 A quick look at an Ohio State University
  • 55:30 Big games in the B1G (Iowa is in conference... Max's loophole) and #Dadlife 
  • 1:02:00 Looking at the week ahead
       

Episode 196 - Hell Yes, 2017!!!

In their last show of the offseason Rich and Max go through their (and listener!) bold predictions for the season and analyze the latest news out of fall camp. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 3:15 Max is a nice guy
  • 3:45 This is the last show... before the season
  • 6:30 Rich thinks your predictions are weak... or at least not bold
  • 11:00 The QB's and the passing game
  • 22:15 The running game
  • 27:45 The Defense
  • 32:00 Season records
  • 39:00 Grab Bag/Potpourri
  • 47:00 Season thoughts
  • 1:01:00 Paul from Madison
       

Episode 195 - B1G Picture: Michigan & Sacred Cows of Badger Football

Rich and Max are joined by old friend Space Coyote and answer listener mail that includes challenging some Sacred Cows of Badger Football.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 We watched college football
  • 5:15 Welcome back Logan Larson aka the Space Coyote
  • 6:00 Summing up 2016
  • 13:00 Talking RB's
  • 17:15 What does the defense look like?
  • 21:00 What will be compelling? 2017 outlook?
  • 26:00 Slaughtering Badger sacred cows
  • 28:00 The Badgers HAVE to be a power offense
  • 33:00 A lot of teams in the late 90's and early 2000's are given a pass
  • 35:30 If the Badgers do something special it wouldn't be due to Andersen
  • 40:00 Actually, Mickie's isn't that great
  • 41:45 Dylan in Arlington VA on Ohio St and BYU
  • 47:00 CF Badger on what secondary looks like in two years
  • 49:15 Adam from Barrington on Jeremy Patterson and his arms
  • 51:00 Ben in Chicago on fun rituals/superstitions/quirks
  • 56:00 BuckAround tailgate
       

Episode 194 - Fall Camp Wrap up with Jesse Temple

Rich and Max discuss the state of the Badgers with Jesse Temple of Landof10.com.

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Enter the Buckaround props
  • 5:30 Welcome back Jesse Temple of Landof10.com
  • 6:15 Are the Badgers the most boring team of the last decade to study?
  • 9:15 Jesse's sense of the team in a post-two a day world
  • 11:30 Rich passes off Schaff's Hornibrook O/U's as a fake line
  • 13:45 Handicapping the backup QB race
  • 17:45 Did Deal really have a chance to start?
  • 20:00 Where do Ibrahim and Taylor fit?
  • 21:30 Is the O Line worth the hype?
  • 24:30 Is Cepheus > Wheelwright?
  • 27:00 How will the D Line shake out?
  • 31:15 Is there something interesting at LB?
  • 35:15 The Nickel Back race
  • 36:45 No chance of a 3 Safety set?
  • 37:45 Breakout freshman?
  • 39:15 Shocker... Rich wants to know what could go wrong?
  • 43:00 Request for bold predictions
       

Episode 193 - Prop Bets: 2017

They're back! Rich and Max are joined by F.O.T.S (you figure it out) Andy Schaaf for the 2017 version of the prop bet competition. John Settle Veterans Day thoughts? Mike Lucas tweets? It's all here and more. Come have a listen.

Google Doc Link to the prop bet entry form (If you're having trouble seeing the table below in mobile)

       

Episode 192 - Adoptive vs. Adopted

With Max away Rich is joined by Show Lackey Steven to talk Badger camp plus previews Maryland with Lamar Johnson of Testudo Times

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:00 Max is missing
  • 2:15 Welcome Lamar Johnson of Testudo Times
  • 2:45 With the Recruiting and the bowl was 2016 a success?
  • 3:45 What was the biggest step forward?
  • 4:30 What will the offense look like?
  • 6:45 Will it be similar to Harbaugh?
  • 7:30 What kind of performance can the D turn in?
  • 10:00 How will 2017 play out?
  • 11:30 What can Durkin do long term at Maryland?
  • 13:30 It me. Show Lackey Steve
  • 15:00 Why Lambeau? Why not Camp Randall?
  • 22:00 Cichy's season ending injury
  • 29:45 Steve rambles
  • 30:30 What to make of the RB battle?
  • 33:30 Is this the tipping point for Deal?
  • 36:00 Nickelback... no, nickel back and the battle there
  • 38:30 Why doesn't Cain know the signals?
  • 40:00 The kick returners
  • 43:15 Will Wheelwright's replacement have the same impact?
  • 45:00 Rand Back to DT
  • 48:45 PLAYOFFS?!? You want to talk PLAYOFFS?!?
  • 51:30 Housekeeping
  • 57:15 Paul from Madison
       

Episode 191 - Fall Camp Grab Bag

Rich and Max talk about the latest developments in camp plus answer some listener mail

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Paul Chryst's boring monolith
  • 3:45 The guys got to... at least talk about... camp
  • 5:15 Running Backs
  • 11:00 Leon Jacobs likes to work out
  • 16:00 Tom on the train on keys to success/failure
  • 25:00 Ben in Chicago on underperformance
  • 31:00 Ballky in SLC on All Badger Team and 
  • 36:30 Brian in Ogg on Twilight starring Barry Alvarez
  • 47:45 Upcoming schedule
       

Episode 190 - Fall Camp...Already?

Rich and Max are joined by Mike'l Severe to preview Nebraska and then discuss what they're watching for as the Badgers open fall camp.

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Welcome back Mike'l Severe of The Bottom Line on Omaha.com
  • 2:45 Was the 2016 team much better than the 2015 team?
  • 4:15 What to expect on offense?
  • 5:45 is this the best OL that Riley has had?
  • 7:45 Morgan and the WR core
  • 11:30 Will the switch to 3-4 be a step in the right direction?
  • 15:30 How will 2017 play out?
  • 17:30 What if Scott Frost wins 10 games at UCF?
  • 22:00 Run the dang ball Riley
  • 27:30 Chryst press conference
  • 28:15 Max brags about his self restraint... then totally succumbs to it
  • 29:00 Weight changes
  • 48:30 Deiter to LT. Biadasz ready for prime time?
       

Episode 189 - B1G Picture: Indiana

Rich and Max preview the Hoosiers with Sammy Jacobs of Hoosier Huddle and answer  listener mail

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 It's been a long time since UW played Indiana
  • 3:15 Welcome Sammy Jacobs of Hoosier Huddle
  • 3:45 What happened with Kevin Wilson?
  • 7:15 What will be different on offense?
  • 9:45 How will personnel match scheme?
  • 11:00 Is the OL good?
  • 12:45 Will the D sustain their success from 16?
  • 15:30 What will make the Hoosiers fun to watch?
  • 18:00 Where is Indiana football headed?
  • 20:15 What to expect in 2017
  • 25:00 The part where Rich starts to be negative
  • 27:30 Steve from Portland on QB concerns
  • 32:45 Ben in Chicago on the secondary's weak link
  • 36:00 Bob from Oregon quality guests and the OL
  • 40:00 Tyler in Stevens Point 
  • 47:15 Travis on St Louis on a spouse views of the show
  • 52:30 Paul in Madison
       

Episode 188 - Breaking Down Wisconsin's Offensive Line

Rich and Max are joined by listener and former offensive line coach Jon from Madison who gives his thoughts on the current state of the Badgers' offensive line. 

Rich and Max are joined by listener and former offensive line coach Jon from Madison who gives his thoughts on the current state of the Badgers' offensive line. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:00 Self proclaimed superheroes
  • 3:45 Welcome back Jon from Madison (formerly of Minneapolis)
  • 4:30 Jon's background
  • 5:30 Recapping the 2016 O Line
  • 9:15 How good was Ramczyk?
  • 10:30 Projected 2017 Starting 5
  • 12:15 Is Spring Football more important for OL than other spots?
  • 13:45 Is Dietzen injury prone?
  • 15:15 2017 OL strengths and weaknesses
  • 18:45 Ryan from Chicago on Benzschawel
  • 24:00 Is Dieter up to Frederick/Moffit level?
  • 25:15 Thoughts on Biadasz
  • 30:00 Who on the roster will be the future stars in coming years?
  • 33:15 Anything to read from only taking 1 OL in 2018 class?
  • 34:30 Show Jon your appreciation... by buying him some diapers... for his infant
       

Episode 187 - B1G Picture: Iowa

Scott Dochterman previews Iowa plus Rich and Max answer listener mail and get feedback on their All-Badger* Teams

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:15 Christmas is early!
  • 2:15 Welcome Scott Dochterman of landoften.com
  • 3:30 What changed from 2015 to 2016?
  • 5:30 What will the strengths of the offense be?
  • 17:00 Can the front 7 make up for a depleted secondary?
  • 20:00 The floor? The ceiling?
  • 22:30 Ferentz's Future and the future of the B1G West
  • 29:00 And now... MAX'S IOWA THOUGHTS
  • 34:30 Bob in Oregon on Minnesota
  • 40:15 Northwestern opinions
  • 42:45 Nick in Glendale on Hornibrook's progression
  • 47:00 The listeners All-Badger teams
  • 1:08:00 NIU Minute
       

Episode 186 - Summer Recruiting Update with Evan Flood

Evan Flood joins the podcast to give his insight into the Badgers and what the current recruiting class. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Welcome back Evan Flood of Badger 24/7
  • 2:30 Kevin in DC on Recruits from MI
  • 7:00 Hanzo Steel on Mickey Turner's Recruiting
  • 9:15 Why is Cruickshank a big deal?
  • 12:15 Kyle in Silver Springs on UW's geographic approach
  • 15:45 How did the Bryant situation change so quickly?
  • 21:30 Running Back this cycle
  • 24:15 Sam Brunzel on the lack of a NT
  • 27:15 Iowa ramming down the wall?
  • 33:00 Who is Evan watching among incoming FR?
  • 37:00 Rich wants to know who will decommit
  • 43:30 Brodner injury
  • 45:00 Hescock transfer
  • 47:15 Leon Jacobs
       

Episode 185 - All Time* Badgers: Offensive Edition

Rich and Max preview Northwestern with Adam Hoge before completing their All-Badger team on the offensive side of the ball. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:15 Please welcome Abby aka Child 1
  • 4:00 Welcome Adam Hoge of the Northwestern sidelines
  • 4:45 Were expectations met in 2016?
  • 7:00 Will the offense be significantly better?
  • 11:45 What does the defense look like?
  • 15:45 What's one thing to watch?
  • 19:00 How will 2017 play out?
  • 22:30 Adam's take on the Badgers
  • 26:30 All Representative Badger Team (Offense Edition)
  • 29:45 Offensive Line
  • 42:00 Tight End
  • 49:45 Wide Reciever
  • 58:15 Running Back
  • 1:01:00 Fullback
  • 1:03:30 Quarterback
     
       

Episode 184 - All Time* Badgers: Defensive Edition

Rich and Max reunite to discuss the surprise addition of Rachid Ibrahim as a graduate transfer and then dive into their thoughts on a defensive All Time "most representative" Badger team

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 Rich is happy to be back
  • 5:45 A transfer... incoming
  • 16:00 An All-Representative Badger Team (Defense)
  • 18:30 Defensive Line
  • 33:30 Linebacker
  • 45:15 Defensive Backs... wherein Rich exacts revenge on Darrius Hillery for not loving him back
     
       

Episode 183 - B1G Picture: Illinois

With Rich out due to illness, Max rolls solo and puts together a preview of the fighting Illini.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:00 Rich has laryngitis... tonight is unbridled Max
  • 1:30 Welcome Chris Kennedy a Daily Illini alum and sideline guy
  • 3:30 Recapping a tumultuous 2016
  • 4:00 Airplane view of the program
  • 5:15 Lovie's grace period
  • 6:30 Recruiting under Lovie
  • 7:45 What could make this offense special?
  • 10:15 How will the front seven look?
  • 12:15 What will fans be encouraged by?
  • 14:15 2017 outlook
  • 16:30 The long term outlook
       

Episode 182 - B1G Picture: Minnesota

Rich and Max are joined by Kyle Goblirsch os Gopher247.com to preview 2017 Minnesota. Afterwards Rich and Max sift through listener mail and reexamine the Ben Bryant decommitment from a different angle.

SHOW NOTES

1:45 BuckAround popping collars
3:30 Kyle Goblirsch of Gopher247 and his notes
4:00 What went into firing Claeys
8:00 When did they decide to move on?
12:00 How will Gophers replace 1st rounder Mitch Leidner?
14:00 What about WR?
20:30 Strengths and weaknesses on D?
27:15 How will 2017 play out?
28:30 What do Fleck teams look like long term?
37:15 Ryan in Ft Worth on improved recruiting at Minny and Nebraska
48:30 Adam from Barrington on the non-Conference games
52:30 Ross from Milwaukee on Orr taking a RS
54:30 Jeff in LaCrosse on the new RS proposal
57:45 Malik Zaire and Ben Bryant thoughts

       

Episode 181 - Badger Football & the Walk On Experience w/ Joel Nellis

Joel Nellis, Author of Walk on This Way, joins the show to talk about his book plus give an insiders view of Wisconsin football.  Afterwards Rich and Max look at just how hard it is to "make it" as a Wisconsin football walk on.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 Max "Gumby" Brusky and his Brewers jersey
  • 5:00 Welcoming Joel Nellis who co-wrote "Walk On This Way"
  • 6:15 When Joel realized the end of HS wasn't the end of football
  • 9:15 What does "hanging on" your first year entail?
  • 12:45 What is the biggest adjustment from HS?
  • 14:15 Tim in St Cloud on Chryst showing emotion
  • 17:15 How does Chryst remember Joel?
  • 20:30 Why write the book?
  • 27:00 Expectations for 2017
  • 29:30 Rich's walk on spreadsheet
       

Episode 180 - B1G Picture: Purdue

Rich and Max are joined by Mike Carmin to get the state of Purdue, discuss the Ben Bryant Situation, and run through listener mail. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 3:00 Welcome back Mike Carmin from JC Online
  • 3:30 What did Darrell Hazel do wrong?
  • 7:30 How does the roster fit Brohm's strengths?
  • 9:15 Any offensive players to look out for?
  • 11:15 How good can the D be under Nick Holt?
  • 13:00 How will 2017 play out?
  • 15:00 Is Purdue more serious about investing in football?
  • 21:30 "It might not be a poop show." - Maxwell Brusky
  • 23:30 Ben Bryant... who knows?
  • 30:15 Adam from Barrington, IL on Chris Orr
  • 34:30 Ben from Chicago on Michael Dieter's upside
  • 37:00 Tim from St Cloud on the Badgers schedule
  • 42:15 Ty from Nashville on the LB's
       

Episode 179 - So Long Spring (Practice, That Is)

Max & Rich open the show with reactions to the 2017 NFL Draft and then review what they've learned about the Badgers through spring.

SHOW NOTES

3:00 Rewatching the Spring Game while mocking the watchability of the Draft
8:00 Max wants to talk draft (sneaks in NIU talk)
16:45 Madison meetup... Northwestern?
22:00 Sam Brodner looked like a RB... or a bigger Dare
27:00 Arrington Farrah, Linebacker
29:30 Isaiah Loudermilk is large
36:30 No kick returners...
37:45 Rich is a cat person! Who knew?
39:30 Is the OL in a bad place?
46:00 🎵 Teach the man 10 plays and let him kill some people 🎶
49:30 Quintez Cephus IS that 2nd WR you demanded
53:15 Max is happy with the TE's
55:30 Everybody's favorite band! Nickelback
58:45 The back up QB situation
1:06:15 What is Chris James?
1:09:00 Feedback on the polo
1:12:30 Send your voicemails and emails... please?!?
1:13:45 You can find Chryst in the club