The Wisconsin Badgers are about a month away from kicking off their fourth season under head coach Bret Bielema.
In the previous three years, Wisconsin is 28-11, with a 15-9 conference record.
Wisconsin had an up-and-down season in 2008 and lost plenty of playmakers from the 7-6; 3-5 team.
Too many times, the defense let the team down late in games, and the offense just wasn't solid enough to regain the lead when it mattered most.
The 2009 Badgers will have 31 freshman, 28 sophomores, and 23 juniors and seniors. Having 59 underclassmen might force Wisconsin to go young in their position battles.
A new season brings new hope to any team, and the Badgers certainly need that hope. Before we look at what's in store for 2009, let's take a step back to last year.