Saturday, September 17, 2011

If only for the day, old friends become new enemies Saturday when No. 7/8 Wisconsin meets Northern Illinois in Chicago’s famed Soldier Field.
Ending his stay as defensive coordinator of the Wisconsin football team following the Rose Bowl, Dave Doeren will now be standing across the field from the Badger coaching staff as the new head coach of Northern Illinois.
With friendships still existing along the Wisconsin staff and players still smiling with the memory of Doeren recruiting them, several members of the team admitted over the past week how nice it will be to see the former coach again — not that the niceties will continue between the opening kickoff and the final whistle, however.
“He recruited me, so it’s going to be nice to see him again,” running back Montee Ball said of Doeren. “But we got a lot to work on, make sure we change up a few things because we know he’s going to attack us in a couple aspects of the game because he knows us really well.”
Doeren’s knowledge of Wisconsin (2-0) has been a constant point of inquiry for the Badgers all week. Although a few adjustments are expected to be made, Doeren’s successor, Chris Ash, still expects the game’s decision to come from who simply performs better.
On a side note I can't believe that the game is not being televised.  I am so mad.  Anyways,  GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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