SETTING THE STAGE
The faces have changed, but the name of the game hasn't for the Badgers, who will lean on the 'Wisconsin way' as they get to work defending back-to-back Big Ten titles
BY MIKE LUCAS • UWBADGERS.COM O wed.
After winning at least 10 games for the third consecutive season – to go along with back-to-back Big Ten titles and trips to Pasa- dena – Bielema can't wait to see how the pieces to the puzzle will begin to fall into place both on and off the field with key person- nel and a retooled coaching staff.
n the heels of what UW coach Bret Bielema de- scribed as "six months of the most insane time in my life without a real break'' the Badgers will open spring practice Thursday with something old (mo- mentum from a Rose Bowl) and something new (six
assistants) but Bielema is anything but blue. "I'm as excited as I've ever been,'' said the 42-year-old newly-