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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05:  Bart Houston #13 of the Wisconsin Badgers during the Advocare Classic at AT&T Stadium on September 5, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Is there really such a thing as QB battle in 2016 Badgers spring camp?

The seemingly annual tradition of a spring “quarterback battle” was once again all the talk as the 2016 version of the Wisconsin Badgers. With starter Joel Stave gone and very little in-game experience on the roster, a battle for the QB1 position was inevitable. However, we all should’ve known better because when was the last […]

during the National University Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium on December 30, 2015 in San Diego, California.

Wisconsin Badgers 2016 Spring Football Preview: Cornerbacks

Next man up is phrase often thrown around in the world of sports — but few times does it hold as much meaning as it does for the Wisconsin Badgers cornerback position. With three-year starter Darius Hillary hoping to chase his NFL dreams, the Badgers are looking for a new starting cornerback for the first […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05:  Bart Houston #13 of the Wisconsin Badgers throws before the Advocare Classic against the Alabama Crimson Tide at AT&T Stadium on September 5, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Badgers 2016 Spring Football Preview: Quarterback

Quarterback battle? Tell Wisconsin Badgers fans something they don’t know. What will be new is there will be no inevitable Joel Stave victory at the end of it all. Previous Previews: Running Back | Linebacker | Safety | Tight Ends As Joel Stave moves on after re-writing plenty of the Badgers’ record book at quarterback, Wisconsin […]

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05:  Derrick Henry #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide is tackled by Arthur Goldberg #95 of the Wisconsin Badgers in the first quarter during the Advocare Classic at AT&T Stadium on September 5, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Goldberg, Williams have left Badgers football program

Spring football is all about change, such is the nature of college football. But, for the Wisconsin Badgers there will be a bit of unexpected change to the depth chart on both sides of the ball. That’s because according to an interview with Mike Lucas for UWBadgers.com, head coach Paul Chryst indicated that two linemen […]

LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 10:  during their game at Memorial Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Wisconsin Badgers 2016 Spring Football Preview: Tight Ends

Wisconsin’s run of NFL-caliber tight ends may have run dry, but a new crop of younger players appears ready to re-take the mantle of producing NFL draft picks at the position. Considering the Badgers like to run two tight end sets a lot in head coach Paul Chryst’s offense, you can bet there are chances […]

at Camp Randall Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Badgers 2016 Spring Football Preview: Safety

As our last preview noted, change is happening in a big way for the Wisconsin Badgers defense in 2016. Having a new coordinator will do that, but the biggest part of the change happening for the Badgers comes in the form of the secondary. Previous Previews: Running Back | Linebacker | Specifically, change is happening most […]

MADISON, WI - SEPTEMBER 26: Vince Biegel #47 of the Wisconsin Badgers sacks Max Wittek of the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors during the first half of play at Camp Randall Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Badgers Spring Football Preview: Linebacker

Things, they are a changing for the Wisconsin Badgers defense in 2016, but if there is one position group that may be in the best spot to benefit from change, it may be the linebackers. Previous Previews: Running Back | Yes, even with the Big Ten Linebacker of the Year and All-American Joe Schobert gone. […]

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 28: Alec Ingold #45 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the first quarter of the game on November 28, 2015 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Wisconsin Badgers Spring Football 2016 Preview: Running Back

If ever there was a position that would like a do-over from 2015 it was running back. Given its lack of production and frustration amongst fans, coaches and players it seems like the perfect spot to start our look at the 2016 version of the Wisconsin Badgers. As spring practice approaches, the 2016 version of […]

IOWA CITY, IA - NOVEMBER 2:  Jim Leonhard #18 of the Wisconsin Badgers is thrown out of bounds by Scott Boleyn #4 of the Iowa Hawkeyes during the game on November 2, 2002 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Jim Leonhard officially announced as new DB coach for Badgers

From walk-on to legend and a decade-long NFL career - few can rival the story of former Badger great Jim Leonhard. However, that story will have a new chapter as Saturday morning the Badgers made official what was rumored on Friday night — Leonhard will be the new defensive backs coach at the University of […]

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REPORT: Badgers lose secondary coach Daronte Jones to NFL

Coaching changes happen all the time, Badger fans don’t need to be told that given what has taken place in the last half-decade or so. However, losing a coach after national signing day has been a rarity. Such is the case in 2016 though, as a report by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan suggests that […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Garrett Rand profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyvIMZRRPE8 High School Accolades: 1st team All-Arizona (2015), 2nd team All-Arizona (2014) Senior Stats: 74 tackles, 12.0 sacks, 34 QB hurries, 3 fumble recoveries Video Proof: Our View: Rand is easily one of the best recruits of the 2016 class for the Badgers, and a quick view of his film shows why. He plays with great […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Deron Harrell profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLBX25a2dLE High School Accolades: N/A Senior Season Stats: 65.4 comp. %, 1,347 yards, 17 TDs, 2 INTs passing; 329 yards, 3 TDs rushing; 18 tackles on defense Video Proof: Our View: The Badgers have shown to not be afraid to mine any area for any talent they see fit so far in the Paul Chryst […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Eric Burrell profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT9lbxkGF_I High School Accolades: Maryland All-State Private School (2014 & 2015), 3-time Baltimore Sun All-Area pick Senior Stats: 4 fumble recoveries, 3 INTs Video Proof: Our View: Wisconsin has stock-piled a lot of potential at safety over the 2015 and 2016 classes, but Eric Burrell’s tape puts him in a very different category. Given UW […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Caesar Williams profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmWOJHP_mZg High School Accolades: N/A Senior Season Stats: 1 TD scored (defensive stats unavailable) Video Proof: Our View: Williams can flat-out play, and while early comparisons to other players are something we try to avoid it is unavoidable to notice how much his skill set reminds us of that of Sojourn Shelton coming out of […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Kendric Pryor profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP6fNkx6qEI High School Accolades: Chicago Tribune All-State (2015) Senior Season Stats: 43 receptions, 1,152 yards, 26.8 yards per catch, 12 TDs Video Proof: Our View: If the Badgers have a major need for impact freshman at cornerback, the guys opposite the corners also have a major need for a consistent playmaker. In will step Kendric […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Tyler Biadasz profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9JAOoIbzfw High School Accolades: 1st team All-State (2015) Video Proof: Our View: Wisconsin lost a lot of traction with in-state recruiting during the brief Gary Andersen era, and getting a recruit like Biadasz is exactly the signal Paul Chryst and Co. needed to send to the high school football world. Biadasz is not a burner, […]

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2016 National Signing Day: A.J. Taylor profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pCTpgYWpyE High School Accolades: Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, 2015 Missouri Class 6 All-State (RB by Media & Coaches) Video Proof: Our View: Wisconsin simply isn’t supposed to get this kind of athlete. A quick look at film from both his junior and senior seasons makes it easy to see he is on another level compared […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Patrick Kasl profile

High School Accolades: 1st team All-State (2015) Video Proof: Our View: Going in to the rivals backyard, beating them to the punch and getting him to stick to a commitment despite a full-court press by the Gophers? Welcome to the Badger family Patrick Kasl. With the Gophers doing a much better job of locking down […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Sam Brodner profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=461IrGKKozk High School Accolades: Chicago Tribune State Player of the Year Senior Season Stats: 1,917 yards, 47 touchdowns rushing Video Proof: Our View: Winning a state Player of the Year award in a state like Illinois and you’re just a 3-star running back? Well, Brodner’s tape from the 2015 Illinois state playoffs alone suggest something completely […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Mason Stokke profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DewioPFIPo High School Accolades: 2015 Wisconsin Coaches Association Defensive Player of the Year, 1st team All-State Senior Season Stats: 151 tackles, 22.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, 5 FF, 3 FR, 3 INT Video Proof: See above Our View: The recruiting services weren’t so high on Stokke, but that didn’t matter as the Menomonie product […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Cole Van Lanen profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDc0bN4hokM High School Accolades: U.S. Army All-American; 1st team All-State (2014 & 2015), Offensive Lineman of the Year in FRCC (2014 & 2015) Video Proof: Our View: Van Lanen is a sure-fire offensive line star in waiting. He dominated in a difficult high school football league in the Fox River Classic Conference and then went […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Isaiahh Loudermilk profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRJyDwdTvRg High School Accolades: Division I 8-man All-Star (Kansas), Senior Season Stats: 97 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 2 INTs, 4 blocked punts; 7 receptions, 163 yards, 5 TDs Video Proof: Our View: The 8-man football star went under the radar for much of his recruitment, and that was to Wisconsin’s advantage. Loudermilk’s recruitment did pick up […]

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2016 National Signing Day: Dontye Carriere-Williams profile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOEZlZnbP2M High School Accolades: Back-to-Back Florida Class 7A Championships Career Stats: 70 tackles, 30 pass breakups and 5 interceptions Video Proof: Our View: As the Badgers’ biggest targets went off the board and elsewhere in the world of college football, Wisconsin went back and offered a cornerback from one of the most successful high school programs in […]

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