It seems like it's been an eternity since Wisconsin last played a football game. Well, it has been quite a while.When we last saw the Badgers, they had to come back to beat Cal-Poly. Probably one of the worst Badger games I have ever been to.
I guess I am not sure what to expect from this team. Part of me thinks,that maybe the team that was supposed to be so good in the pre-season will finally show up and play a complete game minus the stupid penalties, bad coaching decisions and terrible special teams play. I think P.J. Hill will rush for 150 and Clay will be productive on his touches.
But, then I remember the collapses against both Michigan schools and the lack of effort against Penn State and Iowa. I remember that the Badgers are without Beckum and that Casillis is out and Levy and Gilreath have injuries and Shane Carter is suspended. Actually the Carter suspension is a plus, I hate that guy. I was watching the 99 Rose Bowl this morning and Doering came up and made an open field tackle on a RB at the 10 to save a TD. I think Carter would have about a 2% chance of making that tackle. However, he would be so out of position, he wouldn't even be in the neighborhood of making the tackle.
Quick aside, that D was awesome in 99. Those guys were tough. Also Keith Jackson mentioned that Donnell Thompson sold soda's at Camp Randall. I never knew that. I also didn't know that Jim Leonhard was from Tiny Tony Wisconsin and that Anthony Davis could dunk a basketball in 7th grade and that Nick Davis could catch a BB in the dark.
Anyhow, I would like to think that a good Badger team will show up today, but I just don't see it. I see FSU winning by 10 in a clunker of a game. Looking forward to Curt Phillips and Johnny Clay leading this team to better things in 09.