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.
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.
Evan Flood makes his long-awaited return to the BuckAround to give a summer update on Wisconsin recruiting. He talks about the Badgers' recruiting success in Texas, positive steps in Michigan, the staff's efforts to find hidden gems in far away places, and even answers listener questions. It's a jam packed show that even includes a breakdown of Nick Saban's love of watersports.
For listeners, below is a link to the greatest video clip in the history of watersports:
Putting off the continuation of the B1G Picture series for a week, Max and Rich talk Wisconsin recruiting from some different angles including budgets, athletic department revenues, the importance of proper pronunciation in Illinois case law, and why national sports writers know very little about college football. Who knew you could talk college football for an hour in May and not even touch on the NFL draft?
Evan Flood joins the BuckAround to break down the Badgers 2014 recruiting class. It's our best show yet. Mostly because we let Evan do most the talking!