Jesse Temple makes his long awaited return to the BuckAround to break down the details of fall camp. Rich and Max ask about the emergence of the freshmen at wide receiver, depth at the linebacker position, bask in Rich's brilliant and unwavering support of Reggie Love as a viable receiving option for the Badgers (guess who writes this), and even learn Jesse's secrets to being the most well dressed writer on the Wisconsin football beat.
Wrapping up the Badgers' conference opponents, Rich and Max are joined by Mike Carmin to break down the Purdue Boilermakers. Mike explains the reasons behind the dreadful 2013 campaign, handicaps the race at quarterback, and offers realistic expectations in the midst of a major rebuild. Rich and Max wrap up the show discussing how much a 1-11 Purdue team hurts national perception of the B1G and Max's passion for talking all things Bowling Green.
After a lesson on the pronunciation of his name from freshman kicker Rafael Gaglianone, Rich and Max analyze the Badgers as they approach the midpoint of fall camp. They discuss the lack of the depth on the offensive line, the changing cast at safety, and Rich's "Marquis Mason," the emerging Reggie Love. Oh yes, they say a little something about the quarterbacks, too.
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Pushing off the discussion of Purdue a week, Rich and Max welcome father-to-be Matt Brown of Land Grant Holy Land to talk about the cross divisional opponents not on the Badgers' schedule. Matt feels Indiana still really needs a defense, Michigan still really needs an offense, pumps the brakes on Michigan State as the new king of the conference, and thinks Ohio State is still a year away from a run at the National Championship. Rich and Max even find time to offer some new parent advice to Matt before wrapping the show on some early fall camp thoughts.
With just two B1G teams on the Badgers' schedule yet to be discussed, Mark Primiano of The Champaign Room joins the BuckAround to give us a preview of Illinois in Tim Beckman's 3rd year. Not to limit the conversation to the Illini, Mark's interview is bookended with a discussion of B1G Media day at the start of the show and closes with an exercise on who will be catching balls for the Badgers this year. SPOILER: that last part isn't pretty. Ugh.
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