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When Dave Doeren was announced as the head football coach of Northern Illinois last December, he and Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema knew that most of the attention leading up to each school's third non-conference game was going to be directed off the field. With a post-game hug and handshake, both school can get back to a sense of normalcy.

CHICAGO – With his usual cup of coffee in hand, Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema didn't approach his pregame ritual any differently Saturday as he strolled on to the natural grass of Soldier Field. Taking his customary walk 90 minutes before kickoff, Bielema strolled to midfield and still approached the opposing head coach like he would any other week. It was business as usual. It just so happened...

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