Episode 131 - Spring Practice Wrap

With the Badger spring practice coming to a close Rich and Max take stock of what they've seen from the team over the past month plus. They look at areas that have impressed as well as places they feel the team still has question marks before closing the show with a listener question comparing the 2016 offense with Chryst offenses from 2009-10. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 Skin care and lawn mowing
  • 6:30 Impressed by the depth
  • 9:30 Max arrives at Camp Randall
  • 11:45 Highlighting a concern at NT
  • 14:30 Let's talk QB's
  • 21:00 Corey Clement is ready to go
  • 21:30 Max tries to derail the pod with Iowa talk
  • 24:30 Leon Jacobs and others who may need a new position
  • 28:00 The third string QB probably isn't Bobby Dunn
  • 30:00 A look at the pass catchers
  • 31:30 Rich Rich knows who Reggie Love is (the guy in the poster on his wall)
  • 36:30 Free Safety... Why hasn't Farrar seized this opportunity
  • 43:15 Jake from Sun Prairie on Chryst trying to recreate 2010
  • 52:00 A TE fight breaks out
  • 55:00 How many questions did spring practice answer
  • 1:02:00 Brin from the Scoreboard on seeing people in BuckAround shirts.
       

Episode 126 - Football 101: Advanced Football Stats with Bill Connelly

In what is (hopefully) the first of many installments, Rich and Max are joined by Bill Connelly of SBNation and Football Study Hall Fame to get a crash course in advanced stats and talk about his newest book project. They close the show with some listener mail and talk the hire of Jim Leonhard - something neither of them saw coming. 

 

SHOW LINKS:

BACK BILL'S BOOK!! 

 

SHOW NOTES:

  • 4:00 Welcome SBNation's Bill Connelly
  • 5:00 Least valuable stats?
  • 6:15 Which stats should be used less?
  • 8:00 The 5 factors of S&P+
  • 9:30 How did Bill get involved with advanced stats?
  • 13:15 Defining success rate
  • 15:00 The randomness of being... And the randomness of turnovers
  • 17:15 How F/+ combines two systems
  • 18:45 Preseason rankings
  • 23:00 Accounting for coaching turnover... Or not
  • 26:45 A statistical look at Stave
  • 28:15 A brief history of Wilcox
  • 30:00 Andy in Chicago and the limitations of football stats
  • 32:15 Dan in DC and why the NFL is more pass heavy
  • 34:15 THE BOOK! BUY IT!
  • 43:00 Brin from Madison corrects Rich and Max on QB depth
  • 49:00 Keelon Brookins moving back to safety
  • 49:45 The Badger coaching all stars
  • 52:00 Max went to Cornell? Yet denies his FCS heritage? For shame
       

Episode 71 - Spring Mid-Terms: 2015 Edition

Making his annual spring practice pilgrimage to the BuckAround, B5Q's Luke Mueller joins the podcast to give Rich and Max an update on what he's seeing with Paul Chryst's Badgers this spring.  He breaks down the progression of the quarterbacks, if Dare Ogunbowale can be the #2 running back, and what the new faces at inside linebacker bring to the table.  He even finds time to give some hot punting takes!

SHOW NOTES:

  • 1:30 We are the Giving Tree
  • 3:30 Can YOU help with the archives?
  • 6:00 Return of the Jedi, Luke Mueller
  • 8:05 Bart Houston looks solid. Not at punter…at quarterback!
  • 11:45 Compare and contracts Alex Hornibrook and Austin Kafentzis
  • 14:15 Let’s talk Dare, Deal and Kinlaw
  • 18:55 Who will catch the ball?
  • 23:30 New coaches getting Settled…get it?
  • 27:50 The Lines
  • 35:10 Inside Linebackers: what do we have here?
  • 40:55 Trezy…I think, and the last line of defense
  • 46:50 Punting. It’s not pretty folks.
  • 50:15 Why the lack of story lines?