With Rich rolling solo this week, Logan Larson - better known as the Space Coyote - makes his long awaited second appearance on the BuckAround to examine the Badgers on the defensive side of the ball. He focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of a youthful but athletic defensive line, how the Badgers compensate for a lot of smaller bodies playing at linebacker, and whether or not we are being fair in saying Sojourn Shelton has had a disappointing year thus far. Logan's first visit over the summer was one of the most popular and his return will not disappoint.
Despite rebounding with a solid 38-24 win over the Illini, Rich and Max delve into what was a far from perfect performance from the Badgers. They examine the use of Tanner McEvoy and Joel Stave at quarterback, Sojourn Shelton's rough afternoon, and the breakout performance of Leon Jacobs. Despite all this they even find time to have an impromptu business meeting before closing out the show.
Given the upheaval at quarterback following the Northwestern loss, a 2nd episode of the BuckAround was inevitable this week. Rich and Max dive headfirst into the controversy, trying to discern where the choaches are looking to take the program through the remainder of the '14 season and into the future. They look at McEvoy's future in the offense, if Bart Houston is a viable option as a replacement, and finish the show examining how the Badgers ended up with such a shortage of talent at wide receiver and quarterback. Controversy always makes for a good podcast!
Rich and Max sift through the still smoldering embers of the Northwestern game and try to answer the burning questions surrounding UW's offense, specifically a seeming QB controversy and just what's with this offensive line. Also, was the defense really THAT bad? Also, the first winners of the @JSComments message board trivia contest are revealed!
In a special bonus episode of the BuckAround, Rich and Max are joined by former Badger quarterback and University of Pittsburgh assistant coach Brooks Bollinger to get his perspective on the current team through the eyes of a former player and coach. Brooks talks about the development of Tanner McEvoy, how players handle criticism from fans, and compares the offensive scheme of Andy Ludwig to that of Paul Chryst and coordinators under Barry Alvarez. To put is simply: this is a really worthwhile listen.