RealClearSports
Advertisement

Wisconsin Goes With a Winner

AP

Some ADs go into hiding during a coaching search. Barry Alvarez did not have that option. As Wisconsin's interim coach for the upcoming Rose Bowl, Alvarez has been on the practice field regularly, which means he's been speaking to the media regularly, which means Wisconsin fans have been waiting on his every word.

"I'll hire a good coach," he told reporters Sunday. "This program will continue being very good. For those that are panicking, don't panic. We'll take care of business here and this program will be in excellent hands."

Never doubt that man.

Alvarez has indeed hired a good coach, and the program is in fact in excellent hands. Two weeks after Bret Bielema left for Arkansas, Wisconsin will Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Bielema to Arkansas All About Money? Not So

Chris Mahr, Lost Lettermen - December 6, 2012

Before arriving at Lost Lettermen, among my two most notable bylines were season previews for Wisconsin’s 2011 and 2012 football teams, written for Sports Illustrated. I spoke with then-Badgers head coach Bret Bielema over... more »

Perfect Fits Not Always What Appear

Michael Rosenberg, Sports Illustrated - December 6, 2012

College football coaches are politicians by necessity -- even though, like many politicians, they claim to hate politics. So it was not surprising to see Bret Bielema package himself up for a sales job Wednesday. He told... more »

Age Not Key Heisman Factor

Cedric Golden, Austin American-Statesman - December 6, 2012

Johnny Manziel will make history Saturday night when he wins the Heisman Trophy. For the second straight year, a kid from Texas will hoist the coveted trophy, and for the first time, a freshman will stand as the best player in... more »

Johnny Football Sexy, But Klein Better

Dave Miller, National Football Post - December 7, 2012

As much as Johnny Manziel may have won the Heisman Trophy when he led Texas A&M to a road upset of Alabama, many believe that one-time frontrunner Collin Klein lost his grip on the hardware when then-No. 1 Kansas State was... more »