Brett Bielema and his 2012 version of the Wisconsin Badgers opened up at Camp Randall this past Saturday beating Northern Iowa by 5 points, much to the dismay of the Badger faithful. Those who witnessed the match-up walked away with a lot of defensive questions and never-ending comparisons between Badgers QB Danny O’Brien and former UW signal caller, Russell Wilson.
My advice to those who want to compare the past and the present, stop it.
O’Brien really sounds different from Wilson…seriously, say it with me; O’Brien….now say; Wilson. See even the names are different.
My point is, they’re two different quarterbacks, they’re two different styles and they’re two different people.
I know, that’s all we have to go on is statistics but let’s measure O’Brien’s legacy by wins and losses and not by Wilson’s numbers.
When I used to work on the Packers Radio Network Post Game Show, I worked with Brett’s father, Irv Favre. Irv always told us, “I don’t care if you get a donkey to kick the game winning field goal, a win’s a win”!
The problem with Irv’s theory; in the NFL, he’s absolutely right, win’s are paramount. When you’re competing for a national championship in college football, style points come in to play….unfortunately.