Monday, November 24, 2008
Because Badger fans and alumni Matt and Goldy refused to post about Badger football all year, I will.
Can someone please explain why PJ Hill continues to get more carries than Johnny Clay? Every time I watch, Clay seems faster, more explosive, makes better reads, and is generally a better running back. Am I wrong here? Yet, Hill always ends up with more carries. Why?
PJ Hill - 211 carries, 1021 yards, 4.8 ypc
Clay - 144 carries, 845 yards, 5.9 ypc
The bigger question deals with Bielema. The "Fire Bielema" chants are loud and clear in certain pockets of Madison. It's not that Bucky's lost games - an off year will happen - rather how they've lost. Badger fans are steamed they're losing because of mismanagement and coaching, rather than sheer lack of talent (they did return like 16 starters, 11 of them seniors). Bad clock management, dumb penalties, a bad QB decision to start the year, disorganization at times (see, OSU TD run), and a certain "softness" are the reasons for the disappointing year…and can all be a reflection of the coach.
What do you think of Bielema?
A) He's our guy for the long haul
B) If next year is 7-5, ax him
C) The program is getting worse, not better. Fire him now
D) This guy's a lunkhead, bring back Don Morton