Luke Fickell explains why he wasn't more fired up after Week 1 win
Luke Fickell kicked off his Wisconsin tenure over the weekend and started things off with a victory. The Badgers were a bit sluggish to begin the game but eventually came alive to roll past Buffalo, 38-17.
1-0 is a great place to be for any new coach. Just ask Ryan Walters and Matt Rhule, new head coaches who dropped season openers in Week 1.
However, Fickell admitted during his Monday press conference that he was not as fired up as possible after the win. The head coach said a lot of that has to do with some sloppiness on the part of Wisconsin.
“I think after the game, I probably wasn’t as fired up as maybe I needed to be because winning is not easy and ultimately that’s what it comes down to,” said Fickell. “…Deep down inside, I just felt like we were sloppy. It’s hard to be really excited when you don’t play a sound way.”
While Fickell is true winning at any level is hard, there’s no denying the Badgers have some things to clean up. Chez Mellusi and Braelon Allen led the offensive charge but Tanner Mordecai threw 2 interceptions and had just 189 yards passing.