I happen to think the Illinois football job offers as much potential as any in the country. Much like, you know, the University of Wisconsin job offered Alvarez two decades ago when he took it over and transformed the Badgers into a snarling, bare-knuckled national power.
I’m sure that Mike Thomas has his own list of names who he’d like to see as his coach at Illinois. But my advice is this: Aim high.
On a day where most of the Big Ten looked futile, the Wisconsin Badgers stepped up and toyed with the only the team that supposedly could hang with them.
Bret Bielema and Dave Doeren are very close friends, but they aren’t talking. At least until Saturday.
Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bret Bielema will face NIU at Soldier Field Sept. 17 and he has investigated the on-going problems with the playing surface.
Adam Hoge breaks down which Big Ten coaches are on the hot seat this season and which coaches are completely safe.
The Chicago Bears will undoubtedly be pursuing an offensive tackle during April’s NFL Draft. The player at the top if their wish list might be Wisconsin’s Gabe Carimi, who some, including himself, think is the best tackle in the draft.