Episode 32 - B1G Picture: B1G East

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. 

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Episode 31 - B1G Picture: Illinois

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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Episode 30 - Gary Andersen Q & A with Kyle Kafentzis

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.  

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Episode 29 - B1G Picture: Rutgers

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.

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Episode 28 - B1G Picture: Minnesota

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.

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