BuckAround: A Wisconsin Badgers Football Podcast

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! 

SHOW NOTES

  • 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.

SHOW NOTES

  • 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. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 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.

​SHOW NOTES

  • 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

Fall camp is here! Rich and Max go through thoughts and expectations for fall camp offering their thoughts on what a successful preseason camp should look like.  

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:30 Send us your bold predictions! Or call them in!
  • 4:00 Things the hosts are excited about
  • 5:00 Max: How the secondary takes shape
  • 8:30 Rich: Houston locking down the QB position
  • 10:45 Max: Chryst-y type things
  • 18:30 Rich: Is there a plus athlete on the defense?
  • 23:00 What freshmen will get playing time?
  • 23:45 Rich: Is Bradrick Shaw for real?
  • 27:00 Estes and Sanders not on the 105 man roster
  • 29:15 Ty DeForest transfers to Illinois St
  • 31:00 Clarifying Dixon's weight loss
  • 31:45 Voltz at OG
  • 34:15 Uniform talk
  • 35:30 Seriously. Bold predictions. Send them.
  • 36:30 Witty repartee
Direct download: Episode_144.mp3
Category:2016 Season -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT

Rich and Max are joined by Mike'l Severe of The Bottom Line on Omaha.com to discuss the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Rich and Max then finish the show with some listener feedback on their depth analysis, realistic expectations for the Badgers year to year, and if there will be more BuckAround shirts in the future.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 Like Limp Bizkit, Rich and Max "Keep Rollin' "
  • 4:00 Welcome back Mike'l Severe of The Bottom Line
  • 4:45 Factors behind a poor 2015
  • 6:00 Close losses
  • 7:30 Tommie Armstrong's ceiling
  • 8:45 Best WR group in the B1G?
  • 10:00 Top 3 rushing attack in B1G?
  • 11:15 Is Newby an every down back?
  • 13:00 Is the OL the limiting factor for the offense?
  • 14:45 Heavy losses on the DL
  • 17:00 Experience and depth at LB
  • 18:30 Riley's ceiling/fit at Nebraska
  • 21:00 How will 2016 shake out?
  • 24:30 Matt from Waukesha on flattery and favorite episodes
  • 30:00 Northern Illinois CB's
  • 30:15 Jack from Oslo, Norway on more Buckaround apparel
  • 34:00 Someone driving a truck owes me a beer
  • 35:30 ... And a reminder l owe Kyle one
  • 36:15 Travis from STL on the RB grade
  • 41:15 Travis from STL on the QB situation (IOWA MENTIONS)
  • 46:15 Travis from STL on UM hype
  • 49:45 Tookie Monster on realistic expectations
  • 1:00:00 Bold prediction show prep... Send your predictions!
Direct download: Episode_143.mp3
Category:2016 Season -- posted at: 1:11pm EDT

Max hosts solo this week and tackles the subject he can never talk about enough: Iowa! He's joined by Marc Morehouse of the Cedar Rapids Gazette to look back at Iowa's 12-2 season and see what is in store for Iowa in 2016.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:30 Max is flying solo for Hawkeyearound
  • 1:45 Welcome back Marc Morehouse of the Cedar Rapids Gazette
  • 3:30 Recapping Iowa's 2015
  • 6:45 Why the different mentality in 2015
  • 8:30 Advanced stats blind spots?
  • 11:15 Parallels between 2015 and other great Iowa years
  • 13:45 B1G Championship recap
  • 18:00 What is CJ Beathards ceiling?
  • 21:30 The pass catchers
  • 24:15 Experience back on the OL
  • 27:00 The running game
  • 29:00 The front seven
  • 32:00 The secondary
  • 34:00 Special teams
  • 36:15 Outlook for 2016
  • 38:15 Shots fired... At Purdue
  • 41:45 Sustainability
  • 44:15 Max, like all Badger fans, wishes Iowa sustained success
  • 44:00 Marc, in turn, brings up 59-0
  • 45:45 Max acknowledges we will mock him for UW being his 4th favorite team
  • 47:45 The B1G landscape
Direct download: Episode_142.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:46am EDT

Rich is joined by Chris Vannini of CoachingSearch.com and The Only Colors podcast to preview the Michigan State Spartans. Rich also discusses the updated fall roster and what can be inferred from weight gains/losses over the past year.

SHOW NOTES

  • 1:15 You see me Rollin'... Rollin' solo
  • 3:00 Chris Vannini of coaching search.com
  • 3:30 Reviewing the 2015 Spartans
  • 6:15 The QB battle
  • 8:15 How much does losing Cook hurt?
  • 10:00 How will RB's be handled?
  • 12:30 The line loses a pair of Jacks
  • 14:00 Is there depth at DL?
  • 17:00 Are there ANY concerns in back 7?
  • 23:00 How does 2016 play out?
  • 25:30 The Badger vs Sparty rivalry
  • 29:15 Roster tidbits
  • 32:30 The incredibly shrinking Kevin Estes
  • 37:30 The incoming Freshmen
  • 43:15 TJ Edwards and his foot
Direct download: Episode_141.mp3
Category:2016 Season -- posted at: 7:56pm EDT

Mark Primiano of the Champaign room returns to discuss the Fighting Illini and Rich and Max finish up their positional depth discussion with the defense. 

SHOW NOTES

1:45 An action packed show
3:00 Welcome back Mark Primiano of Champaign Room
3:45 Thoughts on Josh Whitman and Lovie Smith
9:30 Why couldn't Whitman wait a year?
11:30 The Cover 2 in college
13:45 Wes Lunt
16:15 Will this be more of a run first offense?
20:30 How will the DL shape up?
23:15 Will there be major issues at LB?
25:15 Barton and the DB's
26:30 Max declares Illini are going bowling!!!
32:15 Illinois is the love child of Iowa and Northern Illinois
34:00 The Defensive depth and projection grades
34:15 Defensive End
39:00 Nose Tackle
44:30 Inside Linebacker
50:45 Outside Linebacker
56:00 Cornerback featuring Serge Trezy
1:03:00 Safety

Direct download: Episode_140.mp3
Category:2016 Season -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT

By popular demand (well...sort of) Rich and Max return with a show that is just Badger talk from start to finish (if you don't include Max's indignant Iowa references). They discuss some B1G trade follow ups, the reclassification of Ke'shan Pennamon to the 2017 recruiting class, current and future depth on the offense, and smack talk surrounding baked good. 

SHOW NOTES

  • 2:30 Rich cheats on Max with a Husker pod
  • 4:15 TJ in Phoenix on the lack of Badger talk on the Buckaround
  • 12:30 Luke from B5Q on trading an OL for a WR
  • 16:15 Keshawn Pennamon (probably) ain't walkin through that door
  • 19:30 Max Minute(s)
  • 22:30 Roster strength and projection grades
  • 24:30 Quarterback
  • 30:30 Rex in KC on how the QB position plays out
  • 36:00 Running Back
  • 40:00 ALL HAIL IOWA!!!
  • 44:00 Wide Reciever
  • 51:15 Fullback
  • 54:30 Offensive Line
  • 59:00 Tight End
  • 1:06:15 Kyle from Silly Yak drops the gauntlet on Show Lacky Steve
  • 1:09:15 Next Week: The Defense
Direct download: Episode_139.mp3
Category:2016 Season -- posted at: 11:58pm EDT