db11
1. Have an undisciplined immature coach heading the team.

Why? Because it creates a trickle-down effect. It's no surprise that the more this team is immersed in "Bielamism" the less disciplined it becomes. It'd be one-thing if Bielema was the kind of person who was a "party animal," but still carried a 4.0 GPA. He could do blow on the floor in his office for all I care, but if when it came to football he was a dedicated coach who drew up masterplans and always had his team prepared to play, win or lose, it wouldn't be a problem...unless he got busted. As it stands, he's a coach who probably has no business heading a D1 program given his maturity level. Anyone else just waiting for that Eustachy Moment?

2. Have coordinators who either don't know their butt from a manhole cover, or call plays as if this is a video game.

I know for a fact that the Badgers have a capable offensive coordinator in Paul Chryst. His pedigree and his time at Oregon State back that up. But why in the blue hell has he not adjusted to the type of players he has here? That's the sign of a good offensive coordinator. He needs to find a middle ground quickly. Finding a way to use David Gilreath as a ballcarrier was a good sign, but UW needs more than that. It's pretty obvious that UW misses Mike Hankwitz, he should not have been allowed to get away...but perhaps even moreso than Hankwitz, is the fact that Bret Bielema, a defensive "mastermind," runs the special teams and apparently has little input with the defense. Huh? You're obviously not very good at coordinating the ST, so how about getting back to what you know a little better?

3. Recruit doughboys for the offensive line that can't do anything but lean on the guy across from them.

You can't teach size...we all know that, but there is a fine line when it comes to an O-Lineman with size and talent, and O-Linemen with just size. Pass protection, down-the-line-blocking and getting out in space are all things that Wisconsin was terrible at this year (and have been for awhile actually). That is a sign that your linemen simply are not athletic enough to give you success consistently on many different plays. This should never be heard:

Matt LePay: "Sherer, at the line, surveys the Cal Poly defense, takes the snap, drops back to pa----under pressure! Down goes Sherer, back at the 24!"

*next play*

Matt LePay: "Sherer, again, barking out the signals. Takes the snap, drops back...he's under pressure again! Sherer escapes somehow...and unloads the ball quickly...incomplete. Dustin just threw that one away."

Mike Lucas: "What is going on out there? Cal Poly is getting pressure immediately and blowing the play up."

Also, Andy Kemp's ridiculously overdone celebration at the end of the game said a lot about his character. With who, what and how the Badgers played, that celebration said a lot about the mental acumen of this team. Didn't he noticed how subdued the other guys in Cardinal and White were?

4. Have seniors that regress as players and don't show leadership skills...often leaving underclassmen to try and pick up the slack.

I guess, more than anything, I'm thinking about the LBs in this one. What happened? These guys were playing so well and just brimming with potential for the last three years...and it just did not happen this year. The last drive in the Ohio State game was a microcosm of everything that went wrong this season. Who is to blame? The kids? The coaches? I'm at a loss.

5. Pick up a transfer QB who decides it's best for the team that he not use his best skill at all.

Allan Evridge was billed a tough kid, who wasn't afraid to use his feet to make plays. In the end, neither of those two things proved to be true, and he was yanked after a few starts. What was somewhat redeeming is that the guy who replaced him isn't very good at all, but actually played with passion, desire and heart (one of the few) all game, every game and actually made the offense a bit more dangerous. Speaking of heart, that's the #1 reason this team blew chunks before 10 o' clock this season...they simply didn't have any.

Now, there's more than five reasons...but it's such a nice, round number that I'll stop there...
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DB1985 wrote:


1. Have an undisciplined immature coach heading the team.

Why? Because it creates a trickle-down effect. It's no surprise that the more this team is immersed in "Bielamism" the less disciplined it becomes. It'd be one-thing if Bielema was the kind of person who was a "party animal," but still carried a 4.0 GPA. He could do blow on the floor in his office for all I care, but if when it came to football he was a dedicated coach who drew up masterplans and always had his team prepared to play, win or lose, it wouldn't be a problem...unless he got busted. As it stands, he's a coach who probably has no business heading a D1 program given his maturity level. Anyone else just waiting for that Eustachy Moment?

2. Have coordinators who either don't know their butt from a manhole cover, or call plays as if this is a video game.

I know for a fact that the Badgers have a capable offensive coordinator in Paul Chryst. His pedigree and his time at Oregon State back that up. But why in the blue hell has he not adjusted to the type of players he has here? That's the sign of a good offensive coordinator. He needs to find a middle ground quickly. Finding a way to use David Gilreath as a ballcarrier was a good sign, but UW needs more than that. It's pretty obvious that UW misses Mike Hankwitz, he should not have been allowed to get away...but perhaps even moreso than Hankwitz, is the fact that Bret Bielema, a defensive "mastermind," runs the special teams and apparently has little input with the defense. Huh? You're obviously not very good at coordinating the ST, so how about getting back to what you know a little better?

3. Recruit doughboys for the offensive line that can't do anything but lean on the guy across from them.

You can't teach size...we all know that, but there is a fine line when it comes to an O-Lineman with size and talent, and O-Linemen with just size. Pass protection, down-the-line-blocking and getting out in space are all things that Wisconsin was terrible at this year (and have been for awhile actually). That is a sign that your linemen simply are not athletic enough to give you success consistently on many different plays. This should never be heard:

Matt LePay: "Sherer, at the line, surveys the Cal Poly defense, takes the snap, drops back to pa----under pressure! Down goes Sherer, back at the 24!"

*next play*

Matt LePay: "Sherer, again, barking out the signals. Takes the snap, drops back...he's under pressure again! Sherer escapes somehow...and unloads the ball quickly...incomplete. Dustin just threw that one away."

Mike Lucas: "What is going on out there? Cal Poly is getting pressure immediately and blowing the play up."

Also, Andy Kemp's ridiculously overdone celebration at the end of the game said a lot about his character. With who, what and how the Badgers played, that celebration said a lot about the mental acumen of this team. Didn't he noticed how subdued the other guys in Cardinal and White were?

4. Have seniors that regress as players and don't show leadership skills...often leaving underclassmen to try and pick up the slack.

I guess, more than anything, I'm thinking about the LBs in this one. What happened? These guys were playing so well and just brimming with potential for the last three years...and it just did not happen this year. The last drive in the Ohio State game was a microcosm of everything that went wrong this season. Who is to blame? The kids? The coaches? I'm at a loss.

5. Pick up a transfer QB who decides it's best for the team that he not use his best skill at all.

Allan Evridge was billed a tough kid, who wasn't afraid to use his feet to make plays. In the end, neither of those two things proved to be true, and he was yanked after a few starts. What was somewhat redeeming is that the guy who replaced him isn't very good at all, but actually played with passion, desire and heart (one of the few) all game, every game and actually made the offense a bit more dangerous. Speaking of heart, that's the #1 reason this team blew chunks before 10 o' clock this season...they simply didn't have any.

Now, there's more than five reasons...but it's such a nice, round number that I'll stop there...
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Agree,Agree,Agree!!!!!!!!!!
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i agree with all but #5. evridge never really played that badly and was never responsible for them losing. People were calling for his head after the michigan game, and why? Because he threw an int for a touchdown, on a play in which his fat offensive line didnt block anyone and 3 michigan guys crushed him mid-throw and the ball flew up for grabs resulting in an int for 6? Then people "had enough of evridge" when he threw an int in the ohio st. game which "caused wisconsin to lose". News flash people, we had the ball on our own 20 with about 25 seconds left and down 4, the game was already over. So you can blame our terrible defensive coordinator for letting Pryor run basic qb draws and simple pass routes for an 80 yard game winning drive. People were way to quick to blame evridge for the team's problems instead of point the finger at the true culprits: the wisconsin coaches, their worthless o-line, and Paul Chryst.
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Rise_Against wrote:


i agree with all but #5. evridge never really played that badly and was never responsible for them losing. People were calling for his head after the michigan game, and why? Because he threw an int for a touchdown, on a play in which his fat offensive line didnt block anyone and 3 michigan guys crushed him mid-throw and the ball flew up for grabs resulting in an int for 6? Then people "had enough of evridge" when he threw an int in the ohio st. game which "caused wisconsin to lose". News flash people, we had the ball on our own 20 with about 25 seconds left and down 4, the game was already over. So you can blame our terrible defensive coordinator for letting Pryor run basic qb draws and simple pass routes for an 80 yard game winning drive. People were way to quick to blame evridge for the team's problems instead of point the finger at the true culprits: the wisconsin coaches, their worthless o-line, and Paul Chryst.


I agree, but more was expected out of this guy and he failed to deliver. I don't blame any games on him really, but his underachieving set the tone for the rest of the team. He was named the starter for a reason, and to lose your job to a "just-happy-to-have-the free-education" guy like Dustin Sherer, and then, more or less get outperformed, speaks volumes.

Evridge at K-State and Evridge at UW were two different players, unfortunately.
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Rise_Against wrote:


i agree with all but #5. evridge never really played that badly and was never responsible for them losing. People were calling for his head after the michigan game, and why? Because he threw an int for a touchdown, on a play in which his fat offensive line didnt block anyone and 3 michigan guys crushed him mid-throw and the ball flew up for grabs resulting in an int for 6? Then people "had enough of evridge" when he threw an int in the ohio st. game which "caused wisconsin to lose". News flash people, we had the ball on our own 20 with about 25 seconds left and down 4, the game was already over. So you can blame our terrible defensive coordinator for letting Pryor run basic qb draws and simple pass routes for an 80 yard game winning drive. People were way to quick to blame evridge for the team's problems instead of point the finger at the true culprits: the wisconsin coaches, their worthless o-line, and Paul Chryst.


Evridge never played bad? LOL Did you watch any of the games. How many times did he cough up the ball in cruital situations. Every game he was fumbling. I agree some of its on the line but a good QB can take a hit, and he would get touched and boom there goes the ball. When did he make a play in the cluth? End of story.
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Wisconsin was more talented than given credit but has coaches who have no idea how to use them .

The entire staff has coached like they were the sole reason for success while forgetting that the players win games .

Give Alvarez this team with his last staff and they are going bowling on New Years Day or later .








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sportsfan12
dfnewburry wrote:


Wisconsin was more talented than given credit but has coaches who have no idea how to use them .

The entire staff has coached like they were the sole reason for success while forgetting that the players win games .

Give Alvarez this team with his last staff and they are going bowling on New Years Day or later .


Agreed.

There was no reason why this team should have not finished with only 1 loss(penn state).
Giving away those first two conference games just doomed the rest of the season.
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Kingjames wrote:


Rise_Against wrote:


i agree with all but #5. evridge never really played that badly and was never responsible for them losing. People were calling for his head after the michigan game, and why? Because he threw an int for a touchdown, on a play in which his fat offensive line didnt block anyone and 3 michigan guys crushed him mid-throw and the ball flew up for grabs resulting in an int for 6? Then people "had enough of evridge" when he threw an int in the ohio st. game which "caused wisconsin to lose". News flash people, we had the ball on our own 20 with about 25 seconds left and down 4, the game was already over. So you can blame our terrible defensive coordinator for letting Pryor run basic qb draws and simple pass routes for an 80 yard game winning drive. People were way to quick to blame evridge for the team's problems instead of point the finger at the true culprits: the wisconsin coaches, their worthless o-line, and Paul Chryst.


Evridge never played bad? LOL Did you watch any of the games. How many times did he cough up the ball in cruital situations. Every game he was fumbling. I agree some of its on the line but a good QB can take a hit, and he would get touched and boom there goes the ball. When did he make a play in the cluth? End of story.


he was completing about 60% of his passes and had 3 td passes and only 1 int going into the michigan game. Then he goes there and his offensive line gets destroyed, he loses 2 fumbles and throws 2 ints, one of which cannot even be considered an int as he was crushed mid throw and it was flung in the air. Do people forget he still passed for 3 tds that game even with a god awful line, and led them down the field for the potential game tying drive? And yet after that game people were outrageously calling for his head. Whether or not he underacheived in the few games he played, he flat out got a raw deal being benched wayyy too early when it was a lot of people around him that were f'ing up.
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