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Bielema: "We've got a chance to retool some things"

Bret Bielema says that there is a "whole new excitement and energy" around the Wisconsin football program and he is looking forward to the chance to take a step back and "retool some things" with his newly added assistants.

In the newest online addition of Varsity, the official magazine of the Wisconsin athletics, Bielema tells writer Mike Lucas that his phone has been blowing up while he has been on the road with assistants wanting to bounce new thoughts and ideas off of him. He said that he has been around each individually during the interview process, but hasn't had the opportunity to spend time with them as a staff collectively, and those thoughts and ideas from each individually have him giddy for his first full staff meeting.

Bielema says that high school coaches recognize that there has been some personnel changes on the staff, but reiterates that "nothing has changed as far as who we are as a program."