Joel Stave (2) threw for 1,104 yards and six touchdowns last season before going down with a broken collarbone. (AP)
By Zac Ellis
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It took Gary Andersen four seasons to complete his makeover of Utah State, but he eventually got there; the Aggies went 11-2 and won their first bowl game in 19 seasons in 2012. Andersen’s success landed him a job as Bret Bielema’s replacement at Wisconsin, a situation that should call more for caretaking than rebuilding: The Badgers have won at least 11 games and have gone to the Rose Bowl in three consecutive years.
For Andersen to continue that momentum, he’ll have to bolster an offense that averaged just 393.3 yards per game last season, seventh in the Big Ten. Namely, he’ll have to make sense of Wisconsin’s ongoing uncertainty under center.