Bret Bielema may have left Wisconsin in part to get out of the shadow of legendary athletic director and former coach Barry Alvarez, Alvarez believes. "I have been told that. Bret and I had a great relationship," Alvarez said Thursday when asked if that could be the case on the Tim Brando Show. "We talked every day. We had a tremendous relationship, yet I think there was some of that. I can't speak for Bret, but that's not the first time I have heard of that."