Bielema Thinking About Clothes

By: Associated PRess
By: Associated PRess

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema isn't thinking about the quarterback competition, the Badgers' top 10 ranking or their conference expectations.

Instead, he's thinking about a fashion statement made at the opener against Washington State.

Shunning the traditional red jerseys and white pants, Wisconsin came out wearing all red and went on to beat the Cougars 42-21 on Saturday.

He says for three weeks he was thinking about that.

He suggested to his staff and they warned him against it.

Bielema said he got the idea from his players and decided to go with the fashion forward look without the knowledge of former coach and Athletics Director Barry Alvarez.

He wasn't sold on the change and said so on national television.

Bielema said he got a mixed reaction overall, but felt it helped establish a team identity.

He says the recruits and players liked it.

He says they'll see where the new fashion takes them.

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