If you had told a college football fan in 1995 that Wisconsin would soon have a stronger program than Notre Dame, he or she would have probably laughed at you. Now? There’s nothing funny about it at all.
As part of a segment Tuesday in which he argued Notre Dame has fallen off as a football power, Fox Sports radio and television host Colin Cowherd said the Badgers have surpassed the Fighting Irish. Cowherd said he likes to analyze football programs by their past 20 years or past four coaches. After rattling off Notre Dame’s average win totals under their previous four coaching regimes, he moved on to Wisconsin:
Let’s take Wisconsin. I’m gonna go back 20 years with four coaches. Barry Alvarez averaged 8.5, Brett Bielma 9.5, Gary Andersen 10, Paul Chryst 10.5. They’re averaging 9.5 wins per year, in a conference where they can’t schedule four or five of their games. Wisconsin is a better football program than Notre Dame.
Wisconsin is also considered a Public Ivy, meaning it’s a really good school. Wisconsin is also geographically somewhat isolated, and Wisconsin is damn cold. Wisconsin right now is a better football program for the last 20 years and the last four coaches for Notre Dame.
Over the past 20 years, Wisconsin has played in 19 bowl games, winning 10 of them, while also submitting 10 10-win seasons. Notre Dame has played in 15 bowl games, winning four of them, while winning 10 games only four times.
Here’s the full clip of Cowherd talking about the Badgers and Fighting Irish:
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) August 8, 2017
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