Wrapping up what they started last week, Rich and Max take a stab at projecting the 2015 defense. They look at some of the new starters at defensive line and linebacker and agree that the secondary looks very crowded with the potential additions of Tanner McEvoy and Natrell Jamerson, but first take time to examine the significance of how the John Settle hire was rolled out.
With Signing Day just around the corner, Rich and Max take a look at Chryst's first few weeks as a recruiter in Madison, what Gary Andersen and Sam Madden's comments about Wisconsin academic standards mean in the bigger picture, and finally - FINALLY - close out the 2014 season with the 2014 Golden Bucky awards.
1:30 Too much to talk about.
9:30 What have we seen from Chryst the recruiter?
21:30 A reader email about Gary Anderson.
25:00 Academics, admissions and Sam Madden.
34:20 Put your tuxes on! It's the Golden Bucky's!!!
35:35 Overall MVP: spoiler... It's MELVIN!!!
36:25 Offensive MVP: where Rich is wrong (Alex Erickson) and says someone besides MELVIN.
38:15 Defensive MVP: Warren Herring
39:55 Unsung Hero: Sam Arneson
41:50 Biggest Disappointment: Rich has Love. Max has Shelton
44:35 Freshman of the Year: Fumigalli for Max and Obasih for Rich
46:00 Offensive Future Star: where Rich (picking George Rushing) mocks Max for the correct answer (Clement).
48:00 Defensive Future Star: Figaro for Max and Sheehy for Rich
50:20 Worst Game: LSU for Max and Northwestern for Rich
53:50 Best Game: it's Auburn
56:00 Play of the Year: Max says Love's jet sweep vs LSU but Rich says MELVIN on 4th and 1 vs Auburn
58:30 That's a wrap on 2014
Dissecting the Badgers final game on the non-conference slate, Rich and Max break down Wisconsin's 27-10 win over South Florida. They look at how Melvin Gordon largely look over the game in the 2nd half, how the offensive line took a step back this week, and compare Tanner McEvoy to Badger quarterbacks since the beginning of the Alvarez Era in Madison. They even find time to reveal the identity behind the @JSComments twitter feed.
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