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!
Coming off the bye week (and into Bowling Green game week) Rich and Max address their past criticisms of Marcus Trotter and Alex Erickson (aka #Abbrederickson). They also discuss the Badgers frightening lack of depth at running back, the future of Joel Stave, what the larger meaning of a convincing win against Bowling Green would be, and even find time to indulge Max's MAC fetish for a solid eight minutes.
While it's no doubt been a crazy 48 hours of fallout since the LSU loss, Rich and Max definitely believe it's time for Badger fans to tone down the hyperbolic hysteria. After putting the LSU game and the rest of the season in proper perspective, they wade into what can only be described as the Joel Stave mess.