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Re: Another Mediocre Badger Team

Postby Stomach » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:55 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Even if the Badgers win out they might not be Rose Bowl bound, as the BCS standings will probably come into play. UW's mediocre non-conference schedule will hurt their chances.


This occurred to me this morning - what if the Badgers win out and miss a BCS bowl due to their weak non-conference schedule? They'll have nobody to blame but themselves.

(I'm not sure if its possible for them to win out and miss a BCS bowl, I suppose it depends on the schedules of the other undefeated and single loss teams.)

I don't want to get ahead of myself here though, they have 3 more tough games, tough in the sense that the pressure is on and they can't afford a sloppy game where they don't play like they can.

Yes, Coach B deserves a lot of credit, they look much better than mediocre. I don't think Tolzien gets enough credit for this offense, he has played very well this year.
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Re: Another Mediocre Badger Team

Postby wallrock » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:17 am

Henry Vilas wrote:Even if the Badgers win out they might not be Rose Bowl bound, as the BCS standings will probably come into play. UW's mediocre non-conference schedule will hurt their chances.

BCS standings will come into play if UW, OSU and MSU all win out. Unless the Badgers are incredibly sloppy yet victorious in all three remaining games and OSU is completely dominant, I just don't see them jumping UW in the rankings. The computers aren't high on UW, but they're no better for OSU. If Iowa, MSU and UW all win out and tie on top the conference Sparty gets the bid automatically as Iowa drops out due to the AZ loss.

My fearless prediction: as much as I'd love to see Sparty lose I think they'll find a way to win at Penn State. I think Iowa knocks off OSU and wins out as well, putting Sparty in the Rose Bowl and giving the Badgers the Orange Bowl.
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Re: Another Mediocre Badger Team

Postby gargantua » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:49 am

I wish I believed Bucky would win out. None of the remaining games are as easy as they might look, especially at Michigan.

(cue Debbie Downer music.....)
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Re: Another Mediocre Badger Team

Postby jlieck89 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:30 pm

(Captain Hindsight says...)

Well, surprise surprise, you bunch of no- good fair- weather fans. Seems like we've got a pretty damn good chance to go to the Rose Bowl. Boosh.
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Re: Another Mediocre Badger Team

Postby buckyor » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:47 am

Well, I can say that after watching the ILL-INI roll over us for 500+ yards on the ground at Wrigley, I am not looking forward to Saturday at Camp Randall. That's gonna be brutal.
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Re: Another Mediocre Badger Team

Postby gargantua » Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:25 am

buckyor wrote:I am not looking forward to Saturday at Camp Randall. That's gonna be brutal.


Even so, I'm glad it's not in Evanston. Badgers often play poorly there.

I'm just trying to get my mind around using 3rd string running back John Clay to run out the clock in the 4th quarter.
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Re: Another Mediocre Badger Team

Postby supaunknown » Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:51 am

Has anyone noticed how Montee Ball doesn't so much run as he does glide? Like a speedskater. And somewhere hidden there's a top gear he rarely engages cuz he's doing such a great job following the excellent blocking.
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Re: Another Mediocre Badger Team

Postby Average Joe » Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:03 pm

gargantua, are you ready to Jump Around™ yet?
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Re: Another Mediocre Badger Team

Postby gargantua » Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:02 pm

Average Joe wrote:gargantua, are you ready to Jump Around™ yet?


Sure. One of those occasions where one is fortunate to be happy about being wrong.
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Re: Another Mediocre Badger Team

Postby Huckleby » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:07 pm

thanks to whoever bumped this thread. The beginning was a highly entertaining re-read.
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Re: Another Mediocre Badger Team

Postby O.J. » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:38 am

O.J. wrote: We really need a playmaker at QB


Nice call, OJ. Rarely, if ever, has it felt this good to be this wrong.

http://www.jsonline.com/sports/badgers/111421994.html

Congrats, Scott Tolzien.
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Re: Another Mediocre Badger Team

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:22 am

Coach "B" once again proved that the learning curve is steep and ongoing.
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Re: Another Mediocre Badger Team

Postby Huckleby » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:06 pm

The Badgers were a well-coached team. They did not play at a quick enough pace at the end of both halves, that is a fair criticism. But that has always been a challenge for this lumbering team. No team ever plays a perfect game. TCU is a slightly better team that played slightly better.
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