Mike Lucas has more than 38 years under his belt covering Badgers sports for the Madison Capitol Times. Along with national, regional and local writing awards, Lucas has been twice named the Sportswriter of the Year in Wisconsin. He also has more than 15 years as color analyst on Wisconsin Radio Network for Badger football and basketball. You can see Mike hosts his weekly television show, Sidelines on WISC TV (Ch.3-Ch.14). Lucas has authored five books: Barry's Badgers, the chronicleof the 1993 Rose Bowl Season; Five Golden Rings; the Saga of Wisconsin Hockey; The 25 Greatest Moments in Camp Randall History; Don't Flinch, the Barry Alvarez autobiography; and Another Hill to Climb, the Bo Ryan autobiography.
Matt Lepay is a native of Dayton, Ohio and is a graduate of Ohio State University (degree in journalism). He is the radio voice of Wisconsin Badgers Football and Basketball(football since 1994 and basketball since 1988-89) and a five-time Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year (as selected by state media members). You may have seen him on TV as the host of the Badgers Sports Report with UW coaches Bret Bielema and Bo Ryan. He also co-hosts Badgers Sportstalk radio shows with Mike Lucas.
NFL Insider Bill Scott joined the show on Monday to talk about the Packers as they move through the offseason.
Scott talked about how surprised he was that the Packers might franchise Greg Jennings. “It sounds like he and his agent want top of the line money, and I don’t think he is going to get that. Maybe the Packers, when he doesn’t get what he wants, maybe they come and get him on the back side.” Since the Packers have to pay some other players a lot of money, Scott didn’t think they would franchise him.
Head Coach Mike McCarthy said that there won’t be any staff changes on the defensive side of the football and Scott said he thought someone might get moved, but not the coordinator. “I didn’t think they were going to lose Capers, but my thought process was maybe (someone would lose their job).
Scott talked about what McCarthy is doing to try and figure out the read-option offense. “He is leaning on college coaches that are going to try and tackle that read-option.”
Do people in the Packers’ organization want Jermichael Finley around? “It doesn’t surprise me that’s it’s perhaps a split (who wants him around). When push comes to shove it’s him first and team second.” Scott said that the Packers need to see more consistency from Finley.
Scott said he thinks the Packers may draft heavy on defense, particularly safety and on the defensive line.