In his seven seasons at the helm of the Wisconsin football program, Bret Bielema was certainly scrutinized more by other media outlets. But our coverage of the coach was always directed more at the casual fans, those unlikely to hang on every folksy sentence and clumsy cliche. But we've generally avoided taking shots at Bielema, sometimes going so far as being supportive and even celebratory.
In 2010, Vic Feuerherd took an in-depth look at where Bielema came from and what made him tick just months before he led the Badgers to the first of three straight Rose Bowls. Coincidence?