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Alvarez: 'I will enjoy every second of it.'

Although emphasizing that this was a one-game event, Wisconsin interim head coach Barry Alvarez, after some initial hesitation, couldn't be more excited to lead the three-time defending Big Ten Champions to the Rose Bowl, his favorite venue in sports.

MADISON - With his phone vibrating and ringing off the hook, Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez felt the last person he needed to talk to was somebody with a Green Bay area code in the hours after word got out that Bret Bielema was unexpectedly leaving Wisconsin to take the head coaching job at Arkansas. "I didn't think there was anybody in Green Bay that I needed to talk to," said Alvarez... Recommended Stories