When Bret Bielema took over as Wisconsin's head coach in 2006, he inherited a veteran-laden team coming off a 10-victory season in 2005 under Barry Alvarez.
Bielema's record in his first season: 12-1, with the lone loss at Michigan.
When Utah State's Gary Andersen officially takes over, he will inherit a veteran-laden team that could make a run at another league title in 2013. Under Bielema, who left for Arkansas after the Big Ten Conference title game, the Badgers qualified for a third consecutive appearance in the Rose Bowl.
UW could lose as few as six starters after the Rose Bowl, including tailback Montee Ball and left tackle Rick Wagner, linebacker Mike Taylor and three starters in the secondary.
But how will the 48-year-old Andersen, who is set to be introduced as UW's head coach Friday, fare on the field and the recruiting trail beyond 2013?