I guess this plan makes some sense for Wiscy, but I have a hard time seeing a game this year where having Russell Wilson under center made a demonstrable difference in the outcome. Wiscy wins when they run the ball well and keeps the other team's offense at bay; in the two games they lost they let good defensive squads (MSU and OSU) slow down their running game enough that the score was close, and did just enough offensively to keep Wiscy guessing. Sure, maybe an inexperienced replacement makes those games less competitive, but losing two road games on last-second TD tosses wasn't really on any particular player. And for their wins, maybe Nebraska was helped by having Russell, but that was the type of butt-whupping that probably could have been accomplished with a couple of PA tosses and some screens.
So the long and short of it is that if Crist does wind up going to Madison, the Badgers will probably win 10 games next year, which is about the number of wins they'll always have if they play a crappy OOC schedule and run over the creampuffs on their schedule.