Spartan Nation 2011 Big Ten Football Scouting Report:Â Wisconsin Badgers
Biggest Game:Â November 26, 2011 Hosting Penn State
Predicted record:Â 10-2 (6-2)
Projected Big Ten standing:Â 1st place Leaders DivisionÂ Â Â Â
Returning Starters:Â OFFENSE:Â 6 DEFENSE:Â Â 6 Lettermen return:Â 56Â Â Â Â
Head Coach:Â Bret Bielema 6th Season at WI Lifetime:Â 49-16Â
Top assistant:Â Paul Chryst OC
The Badgers come in having lost some good players and some great players.Â In fact the loss of those players is why I only say they go 10-2.Â If they hadnâ€™t lost so much talent I would have had them as a dark horse National Championship contender.Â In fact had they only retained QB Scott Tolzien I would have them possibly still competing in that spot.
Bret Bielema is the most under appreciated coach in the country for football and has this program on autopilot.Â They are great recruiters in that they go after a very specific player and get them.Â They also develop them and turn them into NFL players.
I think the Badgers will lose at MSU although I have these two teams very close.Â The home field is what gave MSU the edge.Â Things will once again be special in Madison.Â They donâ€™t even hit the road until October 22 and then they travel to East Lansing.
September 1 UNLV Win
September 10 Oregon State Win
September 17 Northern Illinois Win
September 24 South Dakota Win
October 1 Nebraska Win
October 15 Indiana Win
October 22 @MSU Loss
October 29 @OSU Loss
November 5 Purdue Win
November 12 @Minnesota Win
November 19 @Illinois Win
November 26 Penn State Win