The Oregon State football team had the honor, or displeasure, of playing both Rose Bowl teams this past season and losing big.
Here’s my story talking to coach Mike Riley about Wisconsin and Oregon and the experience playing them.
Riley is friends with Oregon coach Chip Kelly and really close friends with Wisconsin OC Paul Chryst.
The interesting thing watching the Rose Bowl will be how Wisconsin does against the Ducks. The offense is very similar to OSU’s, except with a mobile QB.
If scheme and Xs and Os are the biggest factor and the Ducks win, then their systems are better than the old-school ways.
If Wisconsin wins, it shows you that what Riley wants to do with his pro-style approach can still work in college, if you have top-notch athletes.