Episode 87 - B1G Picture: Minnesota

Rich and Max add to the 2015 B1G Picture catalog with a visit from Kyle Goblirsch of Gopher 247. He talks about how the team improved in 2014, if Mitch Leidner is ready to make major strides in 2015, and if Minnesota's defense can complement what looks like an elite secondary. They close the show discussing the Jordan Stevenson fallout, what the latest roster changes mean for the team, and Rich's various (unnecessary) Twitter beefs.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:00 Banter
  • 4:00 Bret Bielema fears the Buckaround
  • 7:45 Kyle Goblirsch (aka Bizarro Evan Flood) of Gopher 24/7
  • 8:00 Gopher 2014 season recap
  • 10:15 The development of Mitch Leidner
  • 13:45 Who will catch the ball?
  • 17:15 Who will replace Cobb at RB?
  • 21:00 Are the Gophers going no huddle?
  • 22:15 Will the secondary be anything short of dominant?
  • 25:15 Who will step up in the front seven?
  • 27:45 The state of Gopher recruiting
  • 28:00 Max makes a Northern Illinois reference without saying Northern Illinois
  • 31:00 Is this the year the Gophers get the axe?
  • 38:00 B1G Media Days takeaways
  • 46:00 Devin Gaulden transfers out
  • 48:15 Kellen Jones transfers in
  • 51:00 Jordan Stevenson... Husker and the ramifications
  • 59:00 Northwestern is next week
  • 59:30 Listener feedback: What are you watching for in camp?
  • 1:00:30 Celebrity doppelgängers
       

Episode 85 - Admissions, Athletics, and Access

In the wake of the Jordan Stevenson news, Rich and Max share their thoughts on what can be learned from the entire experience. They examine his late rejection from the university, what it means going forward, and if this is the true legacy of Gary Andersen at Wisconsin.  Finally they close the show analyzing current and future defensive depth where Max somehow compares Iowa to Alabama.  

SHOW NOTES

  • 3:15 Is the Buckaround coming to your CITAAAY (if your city is College Park, MD)?
  • 7:00 Have you ordered a Buckaround shirt? Time is running out.
  • 11:15 Jordan Stevenson isn't walking through that door
  • 16:30 Why did the Chancellor reject Stevenson?
  • 19:00 Why did no one confirm Stevenson's test score hype earlier?
  • 22:00 Can we get some new Chryst photos?!?
  • 23:30 How Stevenson could bring the admission conversation to the forefront
  • 27:00 How does this change the RB depth chart?
  • 29:30 A look at the defensive depth charts
  • 30:45 Defensive End
  • 37:15 Nose Tackle
  • 41:30 Outside Linebacker
  • 45:45 Inside Linebacker
  • 50:00 Ludicrous Iowa mention
  • 51:30 Cornerback
  • 57:30 Safety
  • 1:02:45 Next episode is Nebraska. No really... We mean it.
       

Episode 82 - July Recruiting Rodeo with Evan Flood

Always the BuckAround's most requested guest, Evan Flood returns to the podcast to give Badger fans an update on what's happening on the recruiting trail with Wisconsin. He talks the decommitment of Craig Watts, the coaching staff's role in recruiting, academics, apparel, and how he expects the recruiting class to play out on signing day.

SHOW NOTES:

  • 1:30 Catching up
  • 5:30 Seriously... Order your Buckaround shirt
  • 7:50 The one and only Evan Flood
  • 8:15 What happened to Craig Watts?
  • 10:15 Compare and contrast Chryst's recruiting with Andersen's
  • 12:45 Division of labor on the staff
  • 17:25 How has covering recruiting changed with the Chryst hire?
  • 22:30 What happened with Bredeson?
  • 25:30 Impressions of in state recruiting
  • 27:45 We offer HS freshmen now?
  • 29:30 Who is handling recruiting coordinator duties?
  • 32:15 Is Bradrick Shaw the most overlooked incoming Fr?
  • 34:00 How will DB recruiting play out?
  • 35:30 Who are the top 5 remaining realistic targets?
  • 38:30 Is Antonio Williams still solid?
  • 39:45 Is there a disconnect between admissions and the staff?
  • 43:45 Is UW perceived as more rigorous academically than rivals?
  • 46:00 How important is apparel affiliation to recruits?
  • 48:30 How has Badger recruiting changed in the last 5 years?
  • 51:00 Over/Under... Final recruiting rank
  • 52:15 How does 2017 in state class look?
  • 55:45 What did we learn?
  • 58:30 Max doesn't pee
       

Episode 81 - B1G Picture: Maryland (and JS Comments too!)

With Max away this week, Rich navigates the Maryland portion of the B1G Picture with only the help of Roman Stubbs, Maryland Football and Basketball beatwriter for the Washington Post. They discuss the Terrapin's first year in the B1G, how the program replaces some significant losses in the offseason, and the future of Randy Edsall as hard football coach.  Rich is then joined by Andy Schaaf, creator of the not-so-famous JSComments twitter account, to do some listener Q&A surrounding recruiting, Jordan Stevenson's impact as a true freshman, and the finer points of automotive maintenance. 

SHOW NOTES:

  • 1:30 Max is a traveling man
  • 2:45 Roman Stubbs of the Washington Post
  • 3:15 Impressions of Terrapins first year in the B1G
  • 6:30 The O Line and its young talent
  • 12:00 Is there a primary RB?
  • 14:30 Is Caleb Rowe the starting QB?
  • 17:45 What type of QB does Edsall want long term?
  • 19:15 Who is catching the ball?
  • 22:45 How will the DC change impact the scheme?
  • 26:30 Is the secondary the team's defensive strength?
  • 29:15 Is the defense better suited for the B1G than in 2014?
  • 32:45 What is Randy Edsall's job security?
  • 37:30 Is the Maryland fan base embracing the move to the B1G?
  • 43:00 Have you ordered your Buckaround shirt yet? Why not?
  • 46:15 We have listener questions
  • 47:00 Bigger, Stringer, Faster... Let's talk strength coach
  • 51:45 What if Jordan Stevenson doesn't qualify academically?
  • 56:45 Recruits and Twitter... Why?
  • 1:00:15 Does UW win the B1G West?
  • 1:05:15 Talk about James Franklin
  • 1:11:15 Does an Ohio State University run the table?
  • 1:14:15 Will the Badgers have a Top 25 signing class this year?
  • 1:23:15 Scheduling theory
  • 1:28:30 B1G East vs B1G West
  • 1:30:15 Guess who's back? Back again. JS Comments. Tell your friends
  • 1:37:30 Thanks everybody!
       

Episode 80 - B1G Picture: Iowa

Marc Morehouse returns to the BuckAround to share his thoughts on the current state of the Hawkeyes.  He discusses the disappointing 2014 campaign and the subsequent off season fallout, what to expect from CJ Beathard as quarterback, and who can fill the holes left by the loss of Carl Davis and Louis Trinca-Pasat on defense.  Afterwards, Rich attacks Max's "Chryst revisionism" before contrasting the geographic distribution of offers between the Chyrst, Andersen, and Bielema regimes.  

SHOW NOTES

  • 3:00 Max is the real MVP
  • 5:20 Marc Morehouse was fooled into coming on the show again
  • 6:45 Why are people so angry about Iowa's 2014?
  • 10:00 What to make of Iowa's January press conference?
  • 12:45 Why was the decision to start CJ Beathard at QB made so quick?
  • 16:45 Thoughts on the change at OC
  • 20:45 The OL and the running game
  • 25:15 Who will play the "ball moving" positions?
  • 30:45 What's the identity of the defense
  • 35:30 Wins prediction?
  • 40:00 Over/Under
  • 47:45 Wisconsin Crootin
  • 59:45 Rich's Research Corner
  • 1:15:30 The hosts attempt to determine when they will pod again. Fail.
       

Episode 76 - Off Season Freak Out

It may be May, but Rich and Max have no shortage of Badgers news thanks to the announcement of Austin Kafentzis' transfer out of the Wisconsin program.  They discuss his rapid fall from favor, what this means for depth, and how this may in fact be a sign of health in the program.  They also, with some help from some really strong listener submissions, tackle their bold predictions for 2015.  They both feel like this is Stave's year while spending lots of time talking about - what else - punting.

SHOW NOTES:

  • 1:15 Rich has the constitution of a butterfly
  • 2:30 The podcasting gods give the... The Austin Kafentzis saga
  • 23:00 The Guy at the Top: The Joel Stave Story
  • 25:00 Bold Prediction Time
  • 25:15 QB Predictions
  • 33:30 Punting Predictions
  • 35:30 Alabama Game Predictions
  • 38:30 Alex Erickson Predictions
  • 41:15 Running Back Predictions
  • 42:45 Tight End Predictions
  • 45:00 Defense and ST Predictions (non punter division)
  • 51:00 Bowl Predictions
  • 54:00 Scheduling Predictions
  • 56:30 Wrap Up
       

Episode 67 - Way too Early Depth Charts: Offensive Edition

Buckle up people because it's officially here! The doldrums of the pre-spring practice off season has arrived and Rich and Max have officially set sail for conjecture land with their  depth chart projections for the 2015 season. With a striking amount of agreement between them they are able to put together a consolidated depth chart for the two of them while still finding time to discuss killer whales, arm wrestling, and Billy Dee Williams 

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 We're in the mood to talk
  • 6:50 RB: Clement followed by others
  • 14:20 FB: Where we have agreement
  • 20:00 TE: A lot of familiar faces... And some new ones
  • 33:15 OL: The position group with the most question marks
  • 46:00 WR: Who will be opposite Erickson?
  • 56:45 QB: It's gonna be tough to unseat Stave
  • 1:03:00 Farewell from conjectureland
       

Episode 65 - National Signing Day 2015 with Evan Flood

Let's be honest. You aren't reading this.  You don't even care what's here.  What you care about is what's INSIDE this podcast.  It's the pure buttery goodness of Evan Flood's recruiting knowledge.  And there is a LOT of it in this epsiode.  Enjoy!

SHOW NOTES:

  • 1:30 Rich is a Phoenix rising from Arizona
  • 6:00 Talkin Crootin with Evan Flood
  • 7:00 What position was addressed best?
  • 9:45 Why is DB always such a challenge?
  • 13:00 How has Arranda's role changed?
  • 16:30 The recruitment of Arrington Farrar
  • 20:30 How did the RB musical chairs "really" play out?
  • 25:30 UW is recruiting RB's at an elite level. Why not OL or TE?
  • 27:30 Who are the players who can contribute right away?
  • 32:30 What happened with the defensive directions?
  • 37:35 What about the WR position?
  • 40:15 Impressions on in state recruiting
  • 43:15 Lets talk Northern Illinois recruiting!!!
  • 45:30 Will Andersen's lasting legacy be recruiting?
  • 50:00 How will Chryst balance in state and out of state?
  • 53:15 What are the strengths of new staff regarding recruiting?
  • 1:00:20 Can Kafentzis start from Day 1?
  • 1:02:30 Listener questions
  • 1:23:20 Let's call it a night