Dynasties are hard to build, and quick to fade. That sentiment holds true when you talk about the Egyptians, Romans, Huns, Chinese, Army, Notre Dame—and when you talk about "The U."
Sustained success in athletics is a tall order, and it's even a taller order when talking about the wide landscape of college football. At one point the University of Chicago was a force to be reckoned with and Southern Methodist University was the dominant program in Texas. Today, a few dynasties are just beginning to take shape while others are watching their legacy dwindle into nothing more than a historical footnote.
The Wisconsin Badgers are on their way to becoming a powerhouse. The squad has been solid for the past two decades, but Bret Bielema has the team poised for a status reserved for the likes of Ohio State, USC and Florida State.
There is more work to do to bring on the next evolution of Badger football.