It's already been four and a half months since the 2012 college football season came to a close as we near the end of May, and nobody is more eager to push through summer and begin the 2013 season than first-year Wisconsin football head coach Gary Andersen.
There is plenty to settle before the Badgers kick off the season against Massachusetts at Camp Randall Stadium on Aug. 31. Several positions have yet to be appointed, new schemes are being implemented and the majority of the 2013 class—including a few junior college recruits—hasn't arrived.
Since Andersen was hired in December, the move has been greeted with generally positive reviews because of how he built Utah State from the ground up, his straightforward approach and essentially because his name isn't Bret Bielema.
But the rave reviews will really kick in if Andersen can win ball games, and that will come easier if he can overcome three distinct challenges.