What's the best part of your job?
BB: Winning. That's what we're all in this for. At Wisconsin winning takes on a whole different meaning when we're playing at Camp Randall Stadium. For our fans it's not a game, it's an event, a day. The culture here is what makes the program so special. It makes us work even harder to win.
What's the worst part of your job?
BB: Not being able to offer scholarships to everyone I'd like to. There are so many Wisconsin kids who dream of playing for the Badgers. Making the call is difficult.
SI: WHAT'S THE KEY TO YOUR SEASON?
BB: IF WE'RE NOT THE MOST PHYSICAL TEAM ON THE FIELD EACH WEEK, WE'RE GOING TO BE IN TROUBLE. WE EMBRACE THAT.
SI: What area on the team are you most concerned about?
BB: We obviously need to find someone to replace [tight end] Garrett Graham, who was an outstanding player for us, and on defense we lost some great leaders. Finding new leaders on that side of the ball is probably my biggest concern.
SI: What's it like working for athletic director and Badgers legend Barry Alvarez?
BB: It's hard to put into words how much I admire him. He's sat in this chair and knows all the delicate details of being a head coach. We seldom talk X's and O's. We talk about things like scheduling and practicing and the little things that go into a being coach. He helps me tremendously.