Wisconsin coach says No. 4 Badgers can play anyone

Associated Press
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2010, file photo, Wisconsin cornerback Josh Peprah wears a rose in his helmet after beating Northwestern 70-23 in an NCAA college football game in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin believes it's done plenty to reach the Rose Bowl and might even have a slim opportunity to reach the BCS national title game. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

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Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema says he's not beyond lobbying to help his fourth-ranked Badgers however he can.

Bielema is staying behind in Madison this week while his assistants go on the recruiting trail. He wants to be available to anyone who might want to discuss the Badgers (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten).

With the Badgers ranked fifth in the BCS standings, they appear destined for the Rose Bowl. A national title shot seems unlikely with undefeated Oregon, Auburn, TCU and a one-loss Stanford ahead of them.

Bielema says Wisconsin can play a close game with anyone in the country and is confident his team will land in a BCS bowl game after clinching a share of the Big Ten title on Saturday in a 70-23 win over Northwestern.

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