Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Badgers Heading Back to Florida


This time it will be in December, not January, and against the ACC, not the SEC, but the Wisconsin football team is headed back to the state of Florida for the fifth-straight time and school-record seventh consecutive bowl game. Sunday, UW head coach Bret Bielema officially accepted an invitation to the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, where Wisconsin (7-5, 3-5 Big Ten) will face the Seminoles of Florida State (8-4, 5-3 ACC) Dec. 27.
“I actually received a phone call, the official invitation, with about five to 10 minutes left in practice,” Bielema told members of the media Sunday night in a press conference. “The [players] saw me talking, and when they heard me say, ‘Florida State,’ they were very excited about the opportunity.”
The Seminoles are led by the ageless Bobby Bowden, who is currently second behind Penn State’s Joe Paterno as the all-time winningest coach in Football Bowl Subdivision history and has a pair of national championships on his résumé. Bielema remembers meeting Bowden when Bielema was a graduate assistant at Iowa at age 22.
I hope the Bagers can put on good showing against Florida State. A victory would help recruiting during the off season. And maybe someday will be able to recruit a decent QB. And maybe I am dreaming. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!