Episode 199 - Week 3: BYU

The Badgers left Provo with a convincing 40-6 statement victory. Rich and Max want to understand why.


  • 1:30 The amazing prop bet tracker
  • 5:30 A complete performance
  • 6:45 The TALKAround
  • 10:15 The quarterback play
  • 15:00 Mokie in Wrigleyville on The OL
  • 19:00 RB's
  • 20:45 Did Ingold transfer to NIU?
  • 25:00 Prince of Darkness on pace
  • 27:30 BYU picking on DCW
  • 30:30 BYU seemed poorly coordinated
  • 37:00 UR Players of the Game
  • 40:45 Big games in the B1G

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. 


  • 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 169 - Golden Buckys: 2016 Edition

Rich and Max put a bow on the 2016 season with the latest edition of the Golden Buckys.


  • 1:30 Don't expect any fancy editing
  • 3:00 A tradition like thousands of others... The Golden Bucky's
  • 4:15 Most Outstanding Player: Watt
  • 6:30 Offensive MVP: M:Fumagalli R: Ramczyk
  • 8:30 Defensive MVP: M: Musso R: TJ Edwards
  • 11:45 Unsung Hero: M: Sheahy R: James
  • 13:45 Frosh of the Year M: Shaw R: D Edwards
  • 15:30 Future Star M: TJ Edwards R: Cephus and P Johnson
  • 19:00 Biggest Disappointment M: Wheelwright R: B Benzschawel
  • 20:30 Worst Game: B1G Title Game
  • 21:15 Play of the Year M: Missouri scoop and score R: Watt pick 6
  • 22:30 Game of the Year M: MSU R: LSU
  • 25:00 Coach of the Year M: Wilcox R: Gilmore
  • 29:00 Where does the 2016 season rank among post Alvarez years?
  • 34:00 Prop bet results!
  • 38:15 Defensive Coordinator

Episode 159 - Week 8 Iowa: Divided Loyalties

Rich and Max break down the Badger's 17-9 victory over Iowa and look ahead to the matchup with Nebraska.


  • 2:30 Voicemails
  • 5:00 The QB situation
  • 6:45 Steve from Portland, OR on QB usage
  • 12:00 "What's the deal with the OL?" - Jerry Seinfeld
  • 19:00 Clement seems to be healthy... And frustrated
  • 21:45 Balky from SLC on suggestions for Chryst
  • 25:00 WR's and playing time or lack thereof
  • 31:30 Carl from Graves Lake on arm tackling
  • 38:00 Sliding into Nebraska talk
  • 43:00 Max clarifies his relationship with Iowa
  • 46:30 Where does Iowa go from here?
  • 49:45 UR Players of the Game
  • 56:15 Big Games in the B1G
  • 1:03:00 A pod recommendation and a meet up that Rich doesn't want to call a meet up

Episode 132 - BuckAround Film Room: Offensive Line Redux?

Rich and Max are joined by the "famous" Jon from Minneapolis who dissects the offensive line post spring game. He looks the hype surrounding Ryan Ramczyk, the future of Dan Voltz, and what to make of the right side of the offensive line.  They close the show discussing satellite camps and televisions deals. 


  • 3:00 An examination of Max's Twitter
  • 7:45 Welcome back John from Minneapolis... Soon to be Madison
  • 9:30 Is Ryan Ramczyk the real deal?
  • 13:00 Who else impressed during the spring game?
  • 14:45 Dan Voltz, where does he fit on this OL?
  • 18:15 What does Voltz's return mean for Dietzen?
  • 20:40 How will the backups shake out?
  • 23:00 What about right tackle?
  • 26:45 What to make of Kevin Estes?
  • 28:45 Is the OL going to be more like what Badgers fans are accustomed to?
  • 31:15 How close is the offense to returning to what Chryst wants to run?
  • 33:00 A look at the TEs
  • 38:30 Tookey Monster on satellite camps
  • 47:45 Travis from St Louis on the B1G signing with Fox

Episode 122 - The Golden Buckys: 2015 Edition

The end of 2015 - from a BuckAround perspective - is here. Rich and Max hand out their post season awards and close the book on the season that was, but not until they reveal the results of the prop bet competition with friend of the show Andy Schaaf and discuss possible reasons behind the mysteriously quiet (and long!) search for a new defensive coordinator


  • 1:30 Putting 2015 in the rear view
  • 5:00 Recapping the Over/Unders with the illustrious Amos Schaff
  • 16:15 Host Over/Under champ? Max
  • 19:00 WHY is there no DC yet?
  • 21:45 The Golden Buckys
  • 23:15 MOP: Ray Ball... Just kidding it's Schobert
  • 25:15 Offensive MVP: Rich: Dare Max: Erickson
  • 29:00 Defensive MVP: Rich: McEvoy Max:Caputo
  • 32:15 Unsung Hero: Obasih
  • 34:30 Freshman of the Year: TJ Edwards
  • 37:45 Future Star, Offense: Rich Benzschawel Max: Ingold (NIU bias)
  • 39:15 Future Star, Defense Rich: Sagapolu & Dixon Max: Jamerson
  • 43:00 Biggest Disappointment: Rich: Figaro Max: Clement
  • 45:00 Worst Game: Rich: Iowestern Max: Northwa
  • 45:45 Play of the Year: Rich: Wheelwright one hander Max: Rafa's 2nd chance FG
  • 49:30 Game of the Year: USC
  • 51:45 Coach of the Year Rich: Gilmore Max: Aranda
  • 56:00 The end of the #questforfun

Episode 121 - Getting Offensive About the Offensive Line

Getting into the home stretch of their 2015 wrap up, Rich and Max are joined by long time listener Jon from Minneapolis to discuss the Badger offensive line from 2015. HE bring his background as a player and coach to break down their scheme, technique and condition. Rich and Max also carve out a few minutes before his appearance to talk about the emergence of Tim Tibesar as the leading candidate for the Wisconsin defensive coordinator job before finding out at the end of the show it may well end up being Justin Wilcox. 


  • 1:45 We want to hear from our listeners... We miss you
  • 3:15 Tibesar leading the DC search?
  • 10:30 Stop with the Bostad
  • 16:30 The world renowned Jon from Minneapolis
  • 18:00 What changed from the Andersen regime to the Chryst regime?
  • 21:00 Did Voltz and Marz plateau this year?
  • 24:30 Marz compared to recent LT's
  • 27:15 Grading Dieter vs Voltz
  • 29:15 Is the C position in good hands with Dieter?
  • 31:30 Thoughts on Jacob Maxwell
  • 34:45 A look at Walker Williams
  • 37:00 Micah Kapoi's upside
  • 38:30 How does the logjam in the interior shakeout in '16?
  • 40:30 How did the strength and conditioning impact the Badgers in '15?
  • 42:45 How much of the OL's struggle was due to the RB's?
  • 44:00 MGIII's NFL struggles
  • 44:45 Did Dare actually improve?
  • 46:15 TE usage
  • 51:00 Justin Wilcox leading the DC search?

Episode 74 - Spring Practice Capstone

With spring practice officially in the rear view mirror, Rich and Max pause to reflect on what's been learned about the team over the past 15 practices. They give their impressions on the offensive line, what they saw out of the backup quarterbacks, and what they thought about the inexperienced linebackers.  They close the show with a larger discussion of Paul Chryst as a recruiter and what can be learned from his approach thus far.  


  • 2:00 The exercise of making people uncomfortable
  • 4:15 Kicking it off with a listener speak pipe
  • 5:30 Wisconsin's top concern... The offensive line?!?
  • 13:35 Rich wants to talk quarterbacks
  • 17:15 WR's are better than we thought... Maybe?
  • 24:00 Moving to the DL
  • 28:45 TJ Edwards is a player
  • 31:45 Another speak pipe message?!? Just kidding.
  • 34:15 Dare vs Deal
  • 37:30 Seriously, another speak pipe message.
  • 42:00 Crootin with Chryst
  • 55:00 Listener emails