Probably no where in the country present or past,can a coach take his team to a BCS Bowl three straight years and be as criticized as much as Bret Bielema was at Wisconsin.. Mike and I,this morning,fielded four hours of calls from listeners. Most saying "good riddance" to the outgoing coach..If three straight Big Ten titles isnt enough ,what must the next man do?
Bielema was filing big shoes replacing Barry Alvarez because of Barry's rep for turning the Badger football program around and for winning all three Rose Bowls he was in. Forgotten with Barry,were numerous disappointing seasons when many times the Badgers were not even in the running for the Big Ten title. But when Barry got to the Rose Bowl,,he made it count. Bielema failed, That's how Bielema was measured by alums and fans.