Believe it or not, we are just five days away from the beginning of Wisconsin's 2013 spring camp and with it we continue our look into the roster and the battles within each position group.
Up today is a look at one of the positions that will be key under new head coach Gary Andersen and more specifically new offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig. That group? We're talking about the wide receivers of course.
It's a group that started off 2012 so promising and when all was said and done ended up so disappointing. So, there is a lot to improve upon and a lot to change within the group. Just how important is this group? Coach Gary Andersen thought enough of it to mention the group as one of the key positions coming into spring during his pre-spring press conference.
"I would move to the skill players on the other side of the football on the offensive side and talk about the wide receivers," said Andersen on Monday. "We want to put a lot of stress. We want to make plays in all three areas of the passing game. We want to find a way to get to all three zones. We want to throw the ball, and we want to catch the ball. They're going to have to get off of man coverage. They're going to have to understand how to be physical out there. They're very physical in their blocking and have been very, very physical. Now you get a guy up in your face in man coverage, it's a little different animal."
So, clearly things will be different for this group and while one spot is sure to be locked down by senior Jared Abbrederis, the rest is sure to be a battle worth watching this spring.no comments