Passing Thoughts From Pasadena
And Badgers Back to Back Losses
Locker rooms like that, are never easy. Guys that you've covered since high school, bawling their eyes out.
To his credit, Jared Abbrederis came out and answered every credit. Saying it was his duty, and that ball security is the Badgers trademark.
Josh Ogelsby, eyes wet, said it was like someone ripped his heart out when he looked up and saw 0:00 on the clock when the Badgers spiked the ball.
And then Bret Bielema faced the music. On spiking the ball, he thought they would have one more shot and the formation would be set. On the timeouts, where the first one burned in the second half was to prevent an illegal formation, and the second that officials said he couldn't get the timeout back after he called it to see if the ball had crossed the plane on the kick return. And questions if the Badgers can win a BCS bowl game under him, to which he replied that at least that can come up since Wisconsin keeps making them.
There are plenty of questions, and more to come with Montee Ball and Peter Konz contemplating a jump to the NFL. But after two narrow losses in Pasadena, it's time to regroup...because these losses will leave a mark.
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