Badger Bits: Peace out, BCS

Jeff Gross

R.I.P, the BCS. The BCS is dead. Which of Wisconsin's BCS bowl teams was the best?

Well, that game last night ended up alright, didn't it? Kind of an iffy start, but we got some great action by the end. Congrats to Florida State ... guess you're back?

Spencer Hall has a eulogy for the BCS, though I guess he's right in saying it's not like college football is now completely without a money-printing offseason.

Where would you rank Florida State among the greatest teams ever?

Badgers news

Andy Baggot of the Wisconsin State Journal wonders which of UW's BCS bowl teams was the best. For my money, it's the Russell Wilson-led 2011 squad that nearly took down Oregon. That Ducks team was the best of the Badgers' three recent Rose Bowl opponents (TCU and Stanford were the others, for those with an understandably short memory of these recent bowls) and I just can't forget that feeling of seeing the offense do whatever it pleased with opposing defenses when it was clicking.

Are we done talking about Fran McCaffery yet? No! Jim Polzin of the State Journal talks Wisconsin's penchant for comebacks, and that invariably returns to McCaffery's unbelievable tirade. Remember, though, that Florida game? Sam Dekker said Sunday night's affair reminded him of the first 15 minutes against the Gators.

Oh, the end-of-season football polls. Wisconsin finished No. 21 in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll and No. 22 in the AP Top 25 released early Tuesday morning. Let's make it a point to finish way higher than Duke next season, eh?

How's this for offseason training?

Recruiting news

Wisconsin's at the top of the list for four-star, Northfield, Mass., forward Josh Sharma, according to 247 Sports' Evan Flood ($). Sharma visited Madison this weekend and was fond of assistant coach Gary Close. The Badgers offered during the visit, and reportedly consider the 6'11, 215-pound junior a more athletic version of Frank Kaminsky. Sharma also has offers from nearly a dozen other schools, including Boston College, Maryland and Illinois.

2014 commit Serge Trezy attended the Capital One Bowl ($) last week and is ready to step into the spotlight next season. Apparently, witnessing the torching of Wisconsin's secondary first-hand has the free safety excited about early playing time:

"Well they had a chance to win," he said. "There were too many turnovers and the safeties were getting beat deep. I think I can come in and help a lot because of my speed."

Maybe we're not done with this Craig Evans saga?

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