Episode 189 - B1G Picture: Indiana

Rich and Max preview the Hoosiers with Sammy Jacobs of Hoosier Huddle and answer  listener mail

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 It's been a long time since UW played Indiana
  • 3:15 Welcome Sammy Jacobs of Hoosier Huddle
  • 3:45 What happened with Kevin Wilson?
  • 7:15 What will be different on offense?
  • 9:45 How will personnel match scheme?
  • 11:00 Is the OL good?
  • 12:45 Will the D sustain their success from 16?
  • 15:30 What will make the Hoosiers fun to watch?
  • 18:00 Where is Indiana football headed?
  • 20:15 What to expect in 2017
  • 25:00 The part where Rich starts to be negative
  • 27:30 Steve from Portland on QB concerns
  • 32:45 Ben in Chicago on the secondary's weak link
  • 36:00 Bob from Oregon quality guests and the OL
  • 40:00 Tyler in Stevens Point 
  • 47:15 Travis on St Louis on a spouse views of the show
  • 52:30 Paul in Madison
       

Episode 188 - Breaking Down Wisconsin's Offensive Line

Rich and Max are joined by listener and former offensive line coach Jon from Madison who gives his thoughts on the current state of the Badgers' offensive line. 

Rich and Max are joined by listener and former offensive line coach Jon from Madison who gives his thoughts on the current state of the Badgers' offensive line. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:00 Self proclaimed superheroes
  • 3:45 Welcome back Jon from Madison (formerly of Minneapolis)
  • 4:30 Jon's background
  • 5:30 Recapping the 2016 O Line
  • 9:15 How good was Ramczyk?
  • 10:30 Projected 2017 Starting 5
  • 12:15 Is Spring Football more important for OL than other spots?
  • 13:45 Is Dietzen injury prone?
  • 15:15 2017 OL strengths and weaknesses
  • 18:45 Ryan from Chicago on Benzschawel
  • 24:00 Is Dieter up to Frederick/Moffit level?
  • 25:15 Thoughts on Biadasz
  • 30:00 Who on the roster will be the future stars in coming years?
  • 33:15 Anything to read from only taking 1 OL in 2018 class?
  • 34:30 Show Jon your appreciation... by buying him some diapers... for his infant
       

Episode 187 - B1G Picture: Iowa

Scott Dochterman previews Iowa plus Rich and Max answer listener mail and get feedback on their All-Badger* Teams

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:15 Christmas is early!
  • 2:15 Welcome Scott Dochterman of landoften.com
  • 3:30 What changed from 2015 to 2016?
  • 5:30 What will the strengths of the offense be?
  • 17:00 Can the front 7 make up for a depleted secondary?
  • 20:00 The floor? The ceiling?
  • 22:30 Ferentz's Future and the future of the B1G West
  • 29:00 And now... MAX'S IOWA THOUGHTS
  • 34:30 Bob in Oregon on Minnesota
  • 40:15 Northwestern opinions
  • 42:45 Nick in Glendale on Hornibrook's progression
  • 47:00 The listeners All-Badger teams
  • 1:08:00 NIU Minute
       

Episode 186 - Summer Recruiting Update with Evan Flood

Evan Flood joins the podcast to give his insight into the Badgers and what the current recruiting class. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Welcome back Evan Flood of Badger 24/7
  • 2:30 Kevin in DC on Recruits from MI
  • 7:00 Hanzo Steel on Mickey Turner's Recruiting
  • 9:15 Why is Cruickshank a big deal?
  • 12:15 Kyle in Silver Springs on UW's geographic approach
  • 15:45 How did the Bryant situation change so quickly?
  • 21:30 Running Back this cycle
  • 24:15 Sam Brunzel on the lack of a NT
  • 27:15 Iowa ramming down the wall?
  • 33:00 Who is Evan watching among incoming FR?
  • 37:00 Rich wants to know who will decommit
  • 43:30 Brodner injury
  • 45:00 Hescock transfer
  • 47:15 Leon Jacobs
       

Episode 185 - All Time* Badgers: Offensive Edition

Rich and Max preview Northwestern with Adam Hoge before completing their All-Badger team on the offensive side of the ball. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:15 Please welcome Abby aka Child 1
  • 4:00 Welcome Adam Hoge of the Northwestern sidelines
  • 4:45 Were expectations met in 2016?
  • 7:00 Will the offense be significantly better?
  • 11:45 What does the defense look like?
  • 15:45 What's one thing to watch?
  • 19:00 How will 2017 play out?
  • 22:30 Adam's take on the Badgers
  • 26:30 All Representative Badger Team (Offense Edition)
  • 29:45 Offensive Line
  • 42:00 Tight End
  • 49:45 Wide Reciever
  • 58:15 Running Back
  • 1:01:00 Fullback
  • 1:03:30 Quarterback
     
       

Episode 184 - All Time* Badgers: Defensive Edition

Rich and Max reunite to discuss the surprise addition of Rachid Ibrahim as a graduate transfer and then dive into their thoughts on a defensive All Time "most representative" Badger team

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 Rich is happy to be back
  • 5:45 A transfer... incoming
  • 16:00 An All-Representative Badger Team (Defense)
  • 18:30 Defensive Line
  • 33:30 Linebacker
  • 45:15 Defensive Backs... wherein Rich exacts revenge on Darrius Hillery for not loving him back
     
       

Episode 183 - B1G Picture: Illinois

With Rich out due to illness, Max rolls solo and puts together a preview of the fighting Illini.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:00 Rich has laryngitis... tonight is unbridled Max
  • 1:30 Welcome Chris Kennedy a Daily Illini alum and sideline guy
  • 3:30 Recapping a tumultuous 2016
  • 4:00 Airplane view of the program
  • 5:15 Lovie's grace period
  • 6:30 Recruiting under Lovie
  • 7:45 What could make this offense special?
  • 10:15 How will the front seven look?
  • 12:15 What will fans be encouraged by?
  • 14:15 2017 outlook
  • 16:30 The long term outlook
       

Episode 182 - B1G Picture: Minnesota

Rich and Max are joined by Kyle Goblirsch os Gopher247.com to preview 2017 Minnesota. Afterwards Rich and Max sift through listener mail and reexamine the Ben Bryant decommitment from a different angle.

SHOW NOTES

1:45 BuckAround popping collars
3:30 Kyle Goblirsch of Gopher247 and his notes
4:00 What went into firing Claeys
8:00 When did they decide to move on?
12:00 How will Gophers replace 1st rounder Mitch Leidner?
14:00 What about WR?
20:30 Strengths and weaknesses on D?
27:15 How will 2017 play out?
28:30 What do Fleck teams look like long term?
37:15 Ryan in Ft Worth on improved recruiting at Minny and Nebraska
48:30 Adam from Barrington on the non-Conference games
52:30 Ross from Milwaukee on Orr taking a RS
54:30 Jeff in LaCrosse on the new RS proposal
57:45 Malik Zaire and Ben Bryant thoughts

       

Episode 181 - Badger Football & the Walk On Experience w/ Joel Nellis

Joel Nellis, Author of Walk on This Way, joins the show to talk about his book plus give an insiders view of Wisconsin football.  Afterwards Rich and Max look at just how hard it is to "make it" as a Wisconsin football walk on.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 Max "Gumby" Brusky and his Brewers jersey
  • 5:00 Welcoming Joel Nellis who co-wrote "Walk On This Way"
  • 6:15 When Joel realized the end of HS wasn't the end of football
  • 9:15 What does "hanging on" your first year entail?
  • 12:45 What is the biggest adjustment from HS?
  • 14:15 Tim in St Cloud on Chryst showing emotion
  • 17:15 How does Chryst remember Joel?
  • 20:30 Why write the book?
  • 27:00 Expectations for 2017
  • 29:30 Rich's walk on spreadsheet
       

Episode 180 - B1G Picture: Purdue

Rich and Max are joined by Mike Carmin to get the state of Purdue, discuss the Ben Bryant Situation, and run through listener mail. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 3:00 Welcome back Mike Carmin from JC Online
  • 3:30 What did Darrell Hazel do wrong?
  • 7:30 How does the roster fit Brohm's strengths?
  • 9:15 Any offensive players to look out for?
  • 11:15 How good can the D be under Nick Holt?
  • 13:00 How will 2017 play out?
  • 15:00 Is Purdue more serious about investing in football?
  • 21:30 "It might not be a poop show." - Maxwell Brusky
  • 23:30 Ben Bryant... who knows?
  • 30:15 Adam from Barrington, IL on Chris Orr
  • 34:30 Ben from Chicago on Michael Dieter's upside
  • 37:00 Tim from St Cloud on the Badgers schedule
  • 42:15 Ty from Nashville on the LB's
       

Episode 179 - So Long Spring (Practice, That Is)

Max & Rich open the show with reactions to the 2017 NFL Draft and then review what they've learned about the Badgers through spring.

SHOW NOTES

3:00 Rewatching the Spring Game while mocking the watchability of the Draft
8:00 Max wants to talk draft (sneaks in NIU talk)
16:45 Madison meetup... Northwestern?
22:00 Sam Brodner looked like a RB... or a bigger Dare
27:00 Arrington Farrah, Linebacker
29:30 Isaiah Loudermilk is large
36:30 No kick returners...
37:45 Rich is a cat person! Who knew?
39:30 Is the OL in a bad place?
46:00 🎵 Teach the man 10 plays and let him kill some people 🎶
49:30 Quintez Cephus IS that 2nd WR you demanded
53:15 Max is happy with the TE's
55:30 Everybody's favorite band! Nickelback
58:45 The back up QB situation
1:06:15 What is Chris James?
1:09:00 Feedback on the polo
1:12:30 Send your voicemails and emails... please?!?
1:13:45 You can find Chryst in the club

       

Episode 178 - Spring Game Reflections with John Veldhuis

John Veldhuis of Badger Blitz joins the podcast to give his thoughts on Wisconsin's 2017 spring practice. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 3:15 A shoutout to the sponsors
  • 8:45 Welcome back John Veldhuis of Badger Blitz
  • 9:30 What season of Tolzien is 2017 Hornibrook?
  • 15:30 Who is backup QB?
  • 22:15 Is James just a 3rd down back?
  • 26:00 Will Biadasz force the OL to be shifted?
  • 34:00 Cephus and the rest of the WR core
  • 39:45 How much more will Fumigali be involved?
  • 43:00 The DL rotation
  • 47:30 How are all the LB's gonna play?
  • 55:45 What's going on with Rich's favorite band... Nickelback
  • 58:45 Grant from Monona on someone taking a step forward
  • 1:02:45 Differences in DC coaching styles
  • 1:06:45 Who's returning kicks?
  • 1:08:15 Chryst hates the spring game and Rich has a solve
  • 1:13:00 Max is excited about this team
  • 1:17:30 Paul from Madison
     
       

Episode 177 - Spring Game Preview

Rich and Max prepare for the final practice of the spring and discuss what they're excited to watch for before the long, quiet summer arrives.

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Tax talk... if only Max knew a good tax accountant
  • 9:30 Rich resolves to be positive this episode
  • 11:00 How Will Sam Brodner look?
  • 12:15 Rich wants to see Tyler Biadasz 
  • 15:15 Max wants to see 5 WR sets
  • 17:45 Ty from Nashville on Fullbacks, where Max talks Ingold w/out mentioning NIU
  • 20:45 How will Jacobs look at OLB?
  • 21:45 PROP Over/Under Jacobs sacks? More carries Ingold or Ramesh?
  • 22:15 Which DB's are out there a lot?
  • 23:15 Ryan from Chicago on Farrar's role
  • 26:00 Who's backup NT?
  • 28:00 How does Hornibrook look?
  • 30:00 Let's talk Loudermilk
  • 32:30 The backup QB's
  • 35:45 Rich can't hold back the negativity
  • 37:00 Why do the spring game at 6:30 on a Friday?!?
  • 39:45 Brian from Middleton asks Rich and Max if something is cool
  • 45:00 PROP Heller's mentions of Patterson
  • 48:45 Rich is Jon Favreau in Swingers
  • 54:15 Paul from Madison
       

Episode 176 - All Quiet on the Spring Practice Front

Rich and Max discuss the latest developments of spring practice and reflect on the implications of the failed effort to lure transfer Malik Zaire. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 3:00 Getting shooshed
  • 5:00 The opposite of Total Recall
  • 6:45 Ty from TN on the LB's
  • 16:00 Kyle still has no bumper sticker?!?
  • 19:45 Taylor from Lincoln, NE on this is how it's SUPPOSED to be
  • 26:30 TE usage
  • 29:00 BuckAround Recommendations
  • 37:15 Paul from Madison
       

Episode 175 - Neuroses

Rich and Max look at the first week of Spring Camp. Rich is worried that things are going too well and this will all end in disaster. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:30 Rich tells us about basketball
  • 5:00 Tees and Sweatshirts
  • 8:00 Ryan from Chicago on the development of Titus Booker
  • 14:00 Praise be to Iowa
  • 17:15 A Natrell transition
  • 26:00 Why can't Rich be happy?
  • 30:30 Rich channels his inner Mr Mister... "Take... these broken wings"
       

Episode 174 - Spring Practice Preview

Rich and Max get together to hash out their spring practice wishlist and talk Badger recruiting. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:15 A good time had by all at Fatpour
  • 7:30 Spring is springing
  • 9:30 Things we'd like to see out of spring practice
  • 11:00 Tyler from Stevens Point on a LT emerging from the pack
  • 13:30 Impact kick returner
  • 15:00 OL cohesion
  • 17:15 An edge rusher steps up
  • 19:00 A WR, not George Rushing, emerges as a number 2
  • 20:00 Will anyone join a Man Called Fums and get catches at TE?
  • 22:15 Who is the backup QB?
  • 25:45 Ben on Bradrick taking a step forward
  • 26:45 Jim Leonhard's defense
  • 29:00 Tyler in Stevens Point on a safety emerging
  • 30:00 Matthew in the US on someone making the leap
  • 32:30 Matthew from Whitnall on catchphrases (now w/ Rich sweating)
  • 39:00 Crootin
  • 43:30 Travis from STL on recruiting vs performance
  • 56:00 Paul from Madison returns!!!
       

Episode 173 - Way Too Early 2017 Depth Charts: Defensive Edition

Rich and Max project the starting defense for 2017, answer listener mail, and discuss the hiring of Bob Bostad as OLB coach.

SHOW NOTES

  • 3:00 Larry the Cable Guy ain't walking through that door
  • 6:00 JS Jesse on is Beau Benzschawel good?
  • 10:45 Ben in Chicago on Buckaround meetup and the RB's and Danny Davis
  • 17:45 Bostad is back
  • 21:00 Is Rich Anti Canada?
  • 28:00 Returning defenders with the most games played
  • 32:15 The DL
  • 36:15 The DB's
  • 46:45 LB's
  • 59:00 Rich serenades the listeners
  • 1:00:00 They actually have a little depth and should be good
  • 1:01:45 Email 5 things you want to see in the best possible spring practice
       

Episode 172 - Way too Early 2017 Depth Charts: Offensive Edition

Rich and Max start their look at the 2017 Badgers with their offensive depth chart projections plus look back at the 2011 and 2012 recruiting classes.

SHOW NOTES

  • 3:00 Sweatshirt hashtag results
  • 5:00 Offensive Depth Charts
  • 8:30 Running Back
  • 14:00 Fullback
  • 15:30 Tight End
  • 19:15 Wide Receiver
  • 29:00 QB, where Rich besmirched the good name of Danny Van Den Boom
  • 33:00 Offensive Line
  • 43:00 2012 Class review
  • 51:30 2011 Class review
  • 58:00 Buckaround meet ups! RICH IS DEFINITELY, 100%, FOR SURE GOING TO MADISON!!! (unconfirmed)
       

Episode 171 - Listener Grab Bag

Rich and Max discuss the announcement of Jim Leonhard as defensive coordinator, the surprise transfer of Dallas Jeanty, and finish the show with some great listener mail.

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:15 Talking about the Super Bowl
  • 8:00 Hawking apparel
  • 11:30 Jim Leonhard as D.C.
  • 14:00 Were external candidates even considered?
  • 20:30 Will Tibesar leave?
  • 22:00 Transfer, does Dallas
  • 29:00 Zach in Tampa on Alvarez leaving the Playoff Committee
  • 32:30 Ben from Chicago on Chryst's strengths
  • 37:30 Matt from Mequon on what is most likely to derail the Chryst regime
       

Episode 170 - National Signing Day 2017 with Evan Flood

Evan Flood makes his annual pilgrimage to the BuckAround to talk about the Badgers' latest recruiting class.

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:00 Let's sell some stuff... SillyYak! Eat there!
  • 3:00 Buckaround hoodies and avoiding talk of settling tee bets
  • 6:00 Welcome back Evan Flood of 24/7 for the 7th time
  • 7:15 How did Danny Davis to UW come together?
  • 8:30 The WR group compared to 2016 class
  • 12:00 How good is Jonathan Taylor?
  • 14:45 Neil in if the lack of a D.C. Impacted recruiting down the stretch
  • 16:00 Are the Badgers recruiting to a defensive #brand?
  • 19:00 Does Van Ginkel step in and start?
  • 23:30 The CB's
  • 26:00 Is the scheme helping the CB's?
  • 28:00 The Hawkeyes!
  • 28:30 Who is the class sleeper?
  • 32:00 Can Conan push to start in 2017?
  • 33:30 The path to Vanden Boom's schollie
  • 37:00 Chryst and recruiting
  • 41:15 Show Lackey Steve on low moral fiber and attrition