Wow, the last posts in this thread are questioning how Russell Wilson will do at UW...clearly time for a bump. I posted the following in the Big 10 thread, but hopefully we can kickstart the Badger discussion here too.
Questions for UW:
-Can Gary Andersen take the program to the next level (or at least maintain current level of success) and will he make any big changes to the style of play? Based on his press conferences he's making it sound like UW won't be getting away from the power running game that has been a staple, but some spread/option elements will likely be mixed in. Defense will be transitioning to a 3-4. I'm excited about these changes and really like GA and how he comes across as a genuine individual. He really seems like a coach that players love to play for and I'm very optimistically hoping for the best. We'll see.
-Who is the QB? Stave, Phillips, and Danny O'Brien have starting experience, RS Freshman Bart Houston is probably the highest rated QB recruit ever to come to UW and has impressed in practices, and juco recruit McEvoy is athletic and the only person brought in by the new staff. Houston is most talented of this bunch and my personal pick to start (so he's got that going for him, which is nice), but I could really see this being a relatively open 4 way battle royale between everybody except O'Brien. And who knows, maybe Danny will benefit from fresh eyes coaching. Can't be considered a strength of the team right now, but we have a lot of QBs and could be potentially a strength if somebody can step up. Also can't discount the possibility of multiple guys playing. I don't like this, but if we run some option looks, I could see different guys being used.
Those are the main questions. Other question marks that Badger fans have are: does the team have a 2nd WR on the roster that can take pressure off Abbrederis? Can the talented front 7 make up for an inexperienced secondary? How will Melvin Gordon and James White handle the load with Montee Ball gone?
Certainly more questions than answers right now, but I'm excited! Thoughts?