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Wisconsin Football Coach Paul Chryst Talks About Getting Better, Focusing On ‘Good Football’

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Wisconsin Badgers football coach Paul Chryst is very aware that his team needs to play better in order to win games this season.

Chryst said the following during a Thursday appearance on the Big Ten Network:

There’s a ton of things every time you look back at a season that you say we can get better at. You start with the biggest … we need to play good football. You know, what is that? I think situationally it’s being aware of the situation, it’s good tackling, it’s good blocking. There was moments where I thought we played really good football, and then there’s areas where you look at it and say, ‘guys, to give ourselves the best chance, we can be better here.’ Truthfully, you probably do that after every season. There’s lessons to be learned as you go through it.

You can watch his full comments below.

Well, it’s hard to disagree with anything Chryst said in the video above, and it’s proof of why he’s such a damn good coach. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Last season was an unmitigated disaster when we went 8-5. It was embarrassing on every single level, and it simply can’t happen again.

 

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There are a lot of people who love making excuses when the wheels fall off. Not Chryst. He was incredibly straight forward and to the point.

We need to play good football. There’s no other way to spin it. If the Badgers want to return to championship caliber form, then we have to get better.

How do we get better? It’s every day in training camp, and Chryst seems aware of the challenges ahead. The good news is our offense is loaded right now.

Sure, we don’t really know who will be starting at quarterback, but that’s okay. Whether it’s Graham Mertz or Jack Coan, I have full confidence in the head coach to make the proper call at the QB position.

We’re 14 days away! I hope you’re as excited as I am because it’s going to be one hell of a fun time.