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When Matt Canada was hired as the offensive coordinator in 2012 from Northern Illinois some fans shook their heads wondering what Bielema was doing hiring a coach that ran a spread offense. Further still, some wondered if Bielema was going to put Matt Canada under some sort of strict orders to pound the rock. Well, according to Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel it's becoming clear that Bielema wouldn't let Canada out of the cage so to speak.
That is until the Nebraska game and all you need to do is look at the results of that game to see just how good of a game manager and play caller Matt Canada can be. You know, 640 total yards, nine touchdowns and 70 total points against a pretty good Nebraska defense. I'm sure it left you and me both asking where the hell was this offense all year, right?
Potrykus is saying that sources close to the program are telling him that Bret Bielema was restraining what Matt Canada wanted to do with his offense.
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AROUND THE WEB
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. They came. They ate. They conquered. Again.
For the second consecutive year, Wisconsin's football team devoured its opponent not literally, thankfully on Friday night at the Lawry's Beef Bowl, an annual tradition between the two teams competing in the Rose Bowl. Much like years past, the carnivore carnage was colossal.
According to official scorers...
Tonight was the final episode of Badgers Power Hour in 2012 and that means only two things.... Rose Bowl Preview and our 1st annual 2012 Year in Wisconsin Badgers Sports Awards!! What the hell are those you ask?
Well, we give away awards for the following categories:
- Play of 2012
- Individual Performance of 2012
- BPH Interview of the Year
- Badger of the Year ...
Welcome back to the countdown of the biggest stories in the year that was 2012 for the Wisconsin Badgers. When we last were here it was for our No. 7 story, the one about a QB with a bionic like knee becoming the starter down the stretch and leading the Badgers to a Big Ten title.
Today, it's a story that was about as bizarre as they come and one that rocked Badger Nation...
Wisconsin is in the Rose Bowl for the third straight year. This time, the Badgers are bringing a familiar face with them on the sideline.
Athletic director Barry Alvarez, who won three Rose Bowls during his coaching career in Madison, Wis., is handling coaching duties for the 99th Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 following the departure of Bret Bielema for Arkansas.
Alvarez joined his team...
For the seniors on this years team they're part of history they'd rather forget, losers of two straight Rose Bowls and all. Those memories aren't lost on the likes of Devin Smith or Mike Taylor who will be part of a group of Wisconsin seniors on the defensive side of the football and along with a renewed focus on the game itself it has the Badgers defense confident about...
"We're not going to mess around. We're going out there to win the game."
With those words the tone of the 2013 Rose Bowl preparations were set by Barry Alvarez, who will step out from behind his AD desk and coach in his fourth and final granddaddy of them all on January 1st, 2013. Setting the tone is one thing, but getting players to buy in so quickly, that...
Montee Ball and Wisconsin's running game ran wild in the Big Ten conference title game. The Badgers will need that kind of protection and production from Ball and Co. again if it wants to get the best of a very good Stanford defense in the 99th Rose Bowl.
Having helped Wisconsin’s defense hold eight opponents to 14 points or less in regulation this season, Beau Allen and the Badgers’ defensive front have been preparing to get into the face of Stanford’s quarterback.