Replacing now-Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema at Wisconsin and moving forward into the "Coach A" era will be the easiest task ahead of coach Gary Andersen, who can only stare as he looks at his glaring hole once occupied by now-Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball. However, it isn't as if the cupboards were left bare when Bielema left town for the SEC.
Andersen will have a very solid stable of backs to rotate in senior James White, sophomore Melvin Gordon and freshman Corey Clement.
White, the starter, is among the Doak Walker Award watch list nominees for 2013.
He'll look to improve his 2012-13 season numbers of 806 yards, 6.4 YPC and 12 touchdowns as Andersen will likely lean more heavily on the run with questions at quarterback. This bodes well for White's outlook, as an increase in usage (126 carries in 2012) would make the most sense to transition the team into a new offense and coaching staff.