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Bleacher Report: 2010 Wisconsin Team: The Best Badger Squad Ever?

  The University of Wisconsin Badgers had not been to the Rose Bowl since 1999.There were rumblings that perhaps Coach Bielema was not the tactician and leader the level of his mentor, the current Athletic Director, Barry Alvarez.Alvarez had transformed the usually lowly Badgers into a traditional power, winning three Rose Bowls and going 8 -3 in Bowl games during his tenure. Under Alvarez the Badgers developed a tradition of having tough-nosed running teams that bashed and slammed into their opponents until they wore them down.Alvarez’s chosen successor Bielema had followed the same formula and had taken the Badgers to ...

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