MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin football coach Bret Bielema says he's not approaching this year's home opener any differently than he did last season.
But a lot has changed in a year.
Last year Bielema was a new head coach taking over an unranked team.
He led the team to a 12-1 season, breaking the school record for wins.
This year the team enters the season ranked seventh in The Associated Press preseason poll. Its season opener is this Saturday against Washington State.
Bielema says Wisconsin is more experienced this year and that helps.
But as far as game preparation, he says it's more of the same.