Wisconsin Football: 5 Biggest X-Factors for the Badgers in 2013

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Wisconsin Football: 5 Biggest X-Factors for the Badgers in 2013
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College football is normally an arms race to capture the edge. Teams agonize over new ways to out-think each other in the film room, out-muscle each other in the weight room and outrun each other on the field.

Coaches strategize like generals on how to develop, train and finally employ their 11-man armies to maximize its impact. But every college power needs a little more than the fundamentals. In the military, ancillary advantages are called "force multipliers" and can refer to anything from morale to technology.

When it comes to these techniques and tactics, no source is more referenced than legendary general Sun Tzu. His philosophy on warfare was the ultimate X-factor, and stripped to its barest essence, can help describe Wisconsin's arsenal for 2013.  

From personnel to schemes, facilities to fans, the Badgers have a few tricks up their sleeves that won't always show up in their game film. 

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