LOS ANGELES -- TCU's complex and effective 4-2-5 defense provides a unique look for opposing offenses.
So has Wisconsin seen anything like the scheme the nation's No. 1 defense will use in the Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO? It's hard to tell.
"[TCU is] a little smaller but obviously more athletic and faster," Kendricks said Tuesday.
When Wisconsin guard John Moffitt studies the Horned Frogs' defensive front, it reminds him of a different Big Ten foe.
"In their defensive line front, I saw more Ohio State," Moffitt said. "Just the way they move out the tackle toward the defensive end and the way they give a lot of looks. They can start down there with two tight techniques over the center, a 'dogg' front we call it. It's a two-linebacker set and their linebackers are talented and they come downhill hard, which reminds me of Ohio State."
So which is it: Michigan or Ohio State? Neither, according to Badgers quarterback Scott Tolzien.
"I see a completely separate deal," Tolzien said. "I'm not trying to be politically correct, but they're different. They do some different stuff and obviously, it works. They're 13-0."
Tolzien paused, realizing he'd already given TCU a win in the Rose Bowl.
"13-0? What am I saying?" the signal caller said.
Sounds like the Badgers are a bit confused by the situation.
But Tolzien, whose preparation methods are legendary, enjoys the challenge.
"That's what makes it fun," he said. "Quite frankly, I'd get a little bit bored if we were spending three or four weeks preparing to play a defense that we'd seen all year long. Each Big Ten team's got their own flavor on defense, and the same goes for TCU."