Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Badger Football Preview

Last year record: 12-1

Last year summary: Rookie Head Coach Bret Bielema went 12-1 and won a New Year’s Day bowl game against Auburn. And the fact that Wisconsin did not go to a BCS game is a product of stupid rules that limits each conference to two bids. Those bids went to perennial rivals Ohio State and Michigan. The Badgers were denied because of a single loss on the road to Michigan, the lone sore spot in a overall terrific season.

Returning starters: Offense 9, Defense 7, Kicker/Punter 2

Players to watch: Linebacker Jonathan Casillas
Tight End Travis Beckum
Running Back P.J. Hill

Offensive Strengths: 9 returning starters
Tight End Travis Beckum
Running Back P.J. Hill

Offensive Weaknesses: Quarterbacks Tyler Donovan and Allan Evridge.

Defensive Strengths: 7 returning starters and Linebacker Jonathan Casillas.

Defensive Weaknesses: Both starting safeties are new and young.

2007 season summary: The Badger Nation has a very high expectations coming off a 12-1 a year ago. Anything but a BCS bowl game will be a disappointment. Coach Bret Bielema in his second year as head coach must find a way to topple Ohio State and Michigan to get the respect they so wholeheartedly deserve. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!

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