Have a pulse on offense
The biggest surprise for me after watching this Wisconsin football team through 8 games is the lack of intensity on offense. The offense is struggling, which means the team as a whole was doomed. The offense was supposed to be the strength of this team.
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We’ve said it so many times already. The line, Taylor, all the returning talent around them. The offense was loaded and potentially the best in Wisconsin history. And what do they have to show for it? Beating up on Nebraska and Illinois is something every team does. The win against Iowa feels like forever ago. The two duds against Michigan and Northwestern on the road made this team look like a bottom feeder. And it’s all because of the offense.
My concern moving into next year is if the offense continues to run the way it has. Not just from the players on the field, but also the design from the coaching staff. At what point is this offense going to stop being so predictable? When you’re one dimensional and that one dimension doesn’t work, the game is already over.
The Orange Bowl gave us hope that maybe this year we would see a more balanced or explosive attack, but we just haven’t. I’m running out of reasons and excuses for why the Badgers just can’t move the ball through the air. And don’t even get me started about why the running game seems to be worse than it was last year. Maybe now that Wisconsin is out of must-win scenarios Paul Chryst will open things up.