Rich and Max are joined by Kyle Kafentzis - father of 2015 QB commit Austin Kafentzis and long time high school football coach - to discuss Gary Andersen as a coach, recruiter, and developer of talent. With a decade of coaching experience in Utah, Kyle has seen Andersen through the years as an assistant under both Urban Meyer and Kyle Whittingham as well as his time as a head coach at Utah State. Kyle tells us what separates Gary from his head coaching peers in Utah, what's wrong with the Elite 11 competition, and what Andersen saw in his son that made him the first quarterback offered in the 2015 class. A really unique perspective on the coach and football program.
Hitting the home stretch in the B1G Picture series, Rich and Max talk all things Rutgers with Dan Duggan of NJ.com. Dan lays out the strengths and weaknesses of what could be a sneaky good football team, the heat under Kyle Flood's coaching seat, and adjusting to life in the B1G. Rich and Max also take some time to read listener mail (please, send more!), discuss what Melvin Gordon needs to do to be "great", and Rich gets way too excited about a recent Twitter follower.
Tyler Mason of Fox Sports North joins the BuckAround to discuss the Badgers' longest and most intense rival: the Golden Gophers of Minnesota. Tyler shares his thoughts on the resurgence of the Gophers under Jerry Kill, what challenges the team faces to improve over an 8 win 2013 campaign, and where he thinks Kill can take the Gophers program long term.
NOTE: This was recorded before Jeff Jones' academic ineligibility was announced June 30.
Making his podcasting debut, Logan Larson - better known as Space Coyote - joins the BuckAround to explain the fundamental concepts and techniques behind Wisconsin's long-successful rushing attack. Logan breaks down the difference between zone and power running, plays Wisconsin likes to run the most, where Corey Clement and Melvin Gordon need to improve most in 2014, and even gives a short preview of the Michigan season upcoming. He's a man of many talents who helped produce arguably one of the most informative episodes of the BuckAround ever!
With Max back, he and Rich talk through Rich's Stave Injury worries, review Wisconsin's monster recruiting weekend, give their thoughts on Gary Andersen as a recruiter in general, and name their 5 most important Badgers for 2014.