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Wisconsin Football Hits Rock Bottom (Again) vs. Northwestern

“Trust the process” or “a historically horrific hire?” Wisconsin #Badgers football fans debate the state of the program following a 24-10 loss to Northwestern.



Wisconsin Badgers head football coach Luke Fickell
Nov 11, 2023; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Wisconsin Badgers head coach Luke Fickell looks on during the second quarter against the Northwestern Wildcats at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

“This is rock bottom for Wisconsin football.” That was the narrative last season when the Wisconsin Badgers lost to Illinois and could not run the ball against former Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema.

“Okay, this is the rock bottom for the Badgers.” That was the sentiment last week when Wisconsin lost at Indiana for the first time in 20 years.

So, what is a 24-10 loss at home to a Northwestern Wildcats team that fired its head coach in July?

Wisconsin Football Fans Blame Luke Fickell

In his first year as the Wisconsin head coach, Luke Fickell’s team has struggled against competition Badgers fans have grown accustomed to defeating.


Wisconsin Football Fans Struggle to Find Positive Takeaways

Just a few weeks ago, Wisconsin football fans found several reasons to be optimistic in a loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes. After back-to-back weeks of dreadful losses, fans do not seem to find any of those same reasons to be hopeful.

Can Luke Fickell Turn Around Wisconsin Badgers Football?

Fickell has been on the job in Madison for less than a year. According to some fans, that is far from long enough to assess his performance as a head coach fully. Even a former Wisconsin Badger and Green Bay Packer expressed the need for patience.













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BadgerNotes' resident college basketball sicko, Kedrick Stumbris covers Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball and women's hockey teams unlike anyone else. He received his B.A. with economics and political science majors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018 and has had his work published on Bleacher Report and Verbal Commits.