BuckAround: A Wisconsin Badgers Football Podcast

The Badgers finished the non-conference schedule 3-0. Rich and Max look at where the team is as they enter a tough stretch of conference games. 


  • 2:00 What to make of the switch to Hornibrook
  • 15:30 Which RB's will play?
  • 18:00 A closer look at Hornibrook
  • 19:30 Jeremy from Green Bay on missing Jamerson
  • 24:30 Big games in the B1G... Sort of
  • 26:30 Max says North Dakota St could even beat Northern Illinois (and the rest of the MAC)
  • 41:15 Balky from Salt Lake City on Wheelwright comparisons
Direct download: Episode_154.mp3
Category:2016 Season -- posted at: 10:43am EDT

The Badgers got to 3-0, but the 23-17 victory was certainly too close for comfort for most as Wisconsin squeaked by one of the weakest programs in the FBS. Rich and Max share what they learned in what was a far tenser contest than anyone imagined. 


  • 1:15 So fresh and so clean
  • 3:30 The voicemails
  • 8:00 Chryst's best coaching job?
  • 17:30 The Lance Smith highlight reel
  • 20:00 Dare
  • 25:45 Houston had a problem (This count Schaaf)
  • 30:15 TJ Edwards is good
  • 32:15 JS Jesse on a safety hypothetical
  • 34:15 Scott from Twitter on Dixon's tackling
  • 38:15 UR Player of the Game
  • 40:30 Takeaways (Max quietly acknowledges Iowa's loss)
Direct download: Episode_153.mp3
Category:2016 Season -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT

With the Badgers 2-0, Rich and Max return to analyze the 54-10 domination of the Akron Zips. They look at what more can be learned from the team 2 games into the season as well as give their thoughts on some of the younger players who saw time in the 2nd half.  


  • 2:00 Max makes Stevie Miller sound like Bill Brasky
  • 5:45 Fifty something to Ten
  • 8:45 Why Olive as fullback?
  • 11:15 Clement overworked?
  • 15:00 Bradrick Shaw reminiscent of Lance Smith
  • 19:15 Are the WR's better than we thought?
  • 20:00 Hefty from Brahm on Wheelwright as a poor man's Chris Chambers
  • 25:15 The Fr WR's
  • 29:30 The Houston voicemails
  • 37:45 What to make of James and Obasih?
  • 41:45 Is anyone on D playing better than Tindal?
  • 47:00 UR Player of the Game
  • 53:00 Big games in the B1G
  •  1:01:00 Rich tries to one up my 2017 CFB playoff prediction
Direct download: Episode_152.mp3
Category:2016 Season -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Rich and Max review the Badgers thrilling victory over LSU as well as the bigger games in conference and carve out some time to talk about Kirk Ferentz's new contract at Iowa


1:30 Rich is Joan Rivers
5:30 The Voicemails
9:15 Wisconsin's defense was VERY good
11:00 Who surprised on D?
16:45 The LB's (Speedy recovery to Orr)
19:00 The Offensive Line
25:15 Are the WR's just some guys?
29:15 Tyler on Houston vs Stave and Mental vs Physical errors
36:30 How big of a win was this?
39:45 Season expectations
45:30 UR Player of the Game
50:00 There were other B1G games

Direct download: Episode_151.mp3
Category:2016 Season -- posted at: 1:13am EDT

Jesse Temple returns to the BuckAround to discuss the Badgers as they head into the season opener with LSU. 


2:00 Two guys in their pajamas eating buttered fish
4:30 Welcome back Jesse Temple of ESPN
4:45 Was the QB race as close as we think?
6:45 Can Houston match Stave's first year?
8:45 Will Hornibrook play vs LSU?
10:15 Comparing Bart and Alex
12:15 Corey's Sr year
14:00 Are the RB's as a whole improved?
15:30 The OL will be improved?
18:30 The WR depth
21:00 The LB's will be a strength
25:15 Breakout candidates
26:30 Special Teams
28:45 Will this Badger team make a bowl?
31:00 Jesse wrote a book! Rich read it! Max ate buttered fish!
33:30 What Jesse learned
36:45 Wisconsin is a boxing school
41:45 Confidence levels

Direct download: Episode_150.mp3
Category:2016 Season -- posted at: 8:20pm EDT

Rich and Max are joined by Ross Dellenger to preview the season opener with LSU. They close out the show discussing Dan Voltz's retirement, Bart Houston being named starting quarterback, and the release of the Badgers' depth chart.


1:15 It's Friday night... These party animals are podcasting
4:00 Welcome back Ross Dellenger of The Advocate
4:15 So... Leonard Fournette... Is he good? Is he healthy?
5:45 The other RB's
6:45 What kind of QB is Brandon Harris?
8:15 Does WR depth matter?
10:30 How will the OL holdup with the turnover?
12:15 What impact will injuries have on the DL?
15:00 Will the defense be more of a base 3-4?
17:15 Key-ing in on the LB's (sorry...)
18:45 What did Arkansas do vs LSU in 2015?
21:00 What UW weakness will LSU try to exploit?
22:30 How will this matchup play out?
26:30 Prop Bet CONTROVERSY!!!
32:30 Dan Voltz's retirement and OL attrition
37:15 Bart Houston... Starting QB
38:45 The punting (and other positions) depth chart

Direct download: Episode_149.mp3
Category:2016 Season -- posted at: 11:42pm EDT

Ramzy Nasrallah of ElevenWarriors.com joins the show to preview the final conference team on the Badgers' schedule. Rich and Max then close the show with some camp talk and listener mail.  The season is almost here! 


  • 1:00 Your lovely and delightful hosts
  • 3:30 Welcome Ramzy Nasrallah of ElevenWarriors.com
  • 3:45 Last season a missed opportunity?
  • 7:30 How much does Meyer carryover from 2015 to 2016?
  • 9:30 JT Barrett as the leader
  • 11:15 How much of Elliot can be replaced?
  • 14:30 How will WR shake out?
  • 16:30 How is the DL still loaded?
  • 18:45 Raekwon McMillan and the LB's
  • 20:45 Reloading the secondary
  • 22:30 Schiano as the new DC
  • 23:30 Is missing the playoff a disappointment?
  • 25:30 What can derail Urban Meyer?
  • 32:30 Who will be worse than expected?
  • 42:45 Camp thoughts
  • 49:00 Leftover bold predictions
  • 54:30 Dylan in Virginia on Aranda being overrated
  • 59:30 Jared from WauKe$ha on a name change
  • 1:04:30 Rich challenges the listeners
Direct download: Episode_148.mp3
Category:2016 Season -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT

Andy Schaaf returns to the podcast to host the annual prop bet competition. Aside form various statistical measures, Andy gauges the hosts' feelings about Paul Chryst's attire, John Settle's Twitter account (of course!), and which reserve player Dave Heller will hyperfocus on in 2016.


  • 1:15 Max's advantage
  • 2:15 Welcome, the one the only Andy Schaaf
  • 5:45 There are prizes!!! Well... A prize
  • 7:30 QB starter for first game (Both Houston)
  • 8:00 QB starter for last game (Both Hornibrook)
  • 10:00 Over/Under total TD passes (Both Over)
  • 12:00 Over/Under total passing yards 2350 (R Under M Over)
  • 15:30 Over/Under Receptions by FR WR's (R Under M Over)
  • 18:30 Over/Under George Rushing receiving yards 300 (Both Under)
  • 20:15 Over/Under TE Catches 45.5 (Both Under)
  • 21:30 Over/Under David Edwards receptions .5 (R Under M Over)
  • 22:45 Total rushing yards Clement or Field (R Clement M Field)
  • 24:30 Over/Under Yards Per Carry 4.8 (R Over M Under)
  • 27:00 Over/Under WR rushing yards 145 (R Under M Over)
  • 29:00 Over/Under Dan Voltz starts 6 (Both Over)
  • 30:15 More INT's CB's or Safeties (R Safeties M CB's)
  • 31:45 Most Tackles (R TJ Edwards M Orr) 
  • 33:30 Over/Under Defensive Points per Game Allowed 20.5 (R Over M Under)
  • 35:15 Over/Under Yards per Punt 39.67 (Both Over)
  • 35:45 Over/Under punt attempts inside opponents 40 7.5(Both Under)
  • 38:15 Special teams TD? (Both Yes)
  • 39:00 Over/Under Top 25 Wins 1.5 (Both Over)
  • 41:15 Antonio Williams TD vs Badgers (R No M Yes)
  • 42:45 Chryst hat versus LSU Red or White? (Both Red)
  • 45:45 Will UW wear an alternate uni? (R No M Yes)
  • 46:45 Non QB pass? (R No M Yes)
  • 47:45 Over/Under Dave Heller tweets mentioning Jeremy Patterson 6.5 (R Over M Under)
  • 49:30 Over/Under John Settle tweets 2.5 (R Over M Under)
Direct download: Episode_147.mp3
Category:2016 Season -- posted at: 10:51am EDT

The listener-driven preseason bold predictions segment returns for another season. This year it focuses on the bigger names on defense, the offensive line, and the Badgers' record against top tier opponents. 


  • 2:00 Bold Prediction show
  • 5:00 The passing game
  • 12:45 Vince Biegel
  • 16:00 Sojourn Shelton and the secondary
  • 29:15 Offensive Line and the ground game
  • 33:30 Records and Wins/Losses
  • 41:15 Potpourri/Trolling
Direct download: Episode_146.mp3
Category:2016 Season -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT

Rich and Max are joined by Ace Anbender of MGoBlog.com to take a look at the Michigan Wolverines. They then wrap up the show with some listener mail and talk about what was seen and heard at today's open scrimmage.


  • 2:00 Max makes technology hard
  • 3:00 Welcome Ace Anbender of MGoBlog.com
  • 3:15 2015 was a success
  • 4:45 The battle at QB
  • 8:45 RB and depth
  • 10:30 Is the OL ready to take the next step?
  • 18:00 Talking Taco and the DL
  • 20:30 Peppers and the LB's
  • 23:00 Dominating the offseason storylines
  • 25:30 The B1G East goes through Ann Arbor
  • 29:00 Silly Yak has a sister store! www.thebreadbarn.com
  • 32:00 The Badger scrimmage
  • 33:45 Wheelwright sitting out practice and being challenged
  • 35:00 The freshmen WR's
  • 38:00 Jake from Sun Prairie on the QB's maybe not developing
  • 42:00 TJ in Phoenix on the apparel request
Direct download: Episode_145.mp3
Category:2016 Season -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT