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.
In a special EMERGENCY podcast, Rich and Max dive into the breaking news of Gary Andersen's unexpected departure to Oregon State. We aren't going to write anything else here because you probably aren't reading it anyways.
Because they are gluttons for punishment (and you are too for listening), Rich and Max spend way too much time breaking Wisconsin's stunning 59-0 defeat at the hands of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the B1G Championship Game. They look at why the defense was basically powerless to stop Ohio State's spread attack, why the offense couldn't move the ball on the ground or through the air, and finally devote some time to the Outback Steakhouse menu. Cheer up people, there is one game left!
The Badgers can't go to the B1G Championship game without a preview show, can they? Rich and Max are joined by Matt Brown of Land Grant Holy Land to break down the Badgers' opponent in Indianapolis - the Ohio State Buckeyes. They talk about the Buckeyes offense in a post-J.T. Barrett world, what OSU needs to do to stop Melvin Gordon, and the path to victory for both teams in Saturday's competition. They wrap things up talking about the coaching search at Nebraska.
Off a 34-24 come from behind victory over arch-rival Minnesota, Rich and Max analyze what the 10th victory of the season means for the Badgers. They examine the team's ability to come back from an early 17-3 deficit, the adjustments made on both sides of the ball in the 2nd half, deal with a very challenging Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel comment contest, and cautiously deal with the thoughts of, shall we say, a very devoted fan.