mickjagger
Coach Chryst discusses Alex Hornibrook leaving the program, the current quarterback competition, injury updates, position changes, the elimination of the Spring Game, and more:

https://madison.com/wsj/sports/college/football/badgers-look-for-improvement-at-quarterback-position-after-hornibrook-s/article_a57f9500-4b37-50f0-bdca-abf4b631f833.html 
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Coach Chryst updates & comments on the quarterback competition in Spring Practices, thus far:

https://247sports.com/college/wisconsin/Article/Wisconsin-football-Paul-Chryst-talks-about-quarterbacks-at-spring-practice-Jack-Coan-Graham-Mertz-130807631/?utm_source=247Sports%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=190402_153100_Wisconsin%20Badgers&utm_content=Link&liveconnect=AC-1E-01-39-69-57-45-97-4B-AC-AA-AA-F2-59-FD-50190402_153100WisconsinBadgers
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Badger veteran and former starting inside linebacker Chris Orr is excited & ready to step back into the role which was once his, before all the injuries set in:

https://madison.com/wsj/sports/college/football/chris-orr-in-better-shape-to-take-over-as-badgers/article_521ea622-8680-5693-9fd2-46cf4e754f3a.html#utm_source=madison.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail%2Fsports&utm_medium=WhatCounts&utm_content=5D559092085BC880050104111A26A8920ACCC4B8
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I had completely forgotten he still had eligibility. Seems like a lifetime ago he showed up on the scene.
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More personnel & performance insights, observations & opinions from recent Badger practices & scrimmages:

https://www.buckys5thquarter.com/2019/4/8/18299586/wisconsin-football-spring-practies-leo-chenal-jack-coan?fbclid=IwAR3xpoEIr0VM0TU_ncd-HswuDLJjvrAImbwTTDzvxOv9Doi0AEHIjGKwTq8
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True freshmen, inside linebacker Leo Chenal and quarterback Graham Mertz, stood out in Saturday's open-to-the-public scrimmage, which replaced the annual Spring Football Game.

Recap:
https://madison.com/sports/college/football/leo-chenal-already-impressing-in-first-few-months-with-badgers/article_e9e08406-8d5b-5563-ab98-aa6f4f90a670.html?fbclid=IwAR2qu6GZSAYf_wu8OUYa7QMy8w6KjWZO_pXrV9qBhh-lTCwxHCXwTHtqmBc
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Badger quarterback competition heats up:

https://247sports.com/college/wisconsin/Article/Rudolph-Leonhard-weigh-in-on-Wisconsins-quarterback-play-131282319

Back-up running-back competition has many candidates:

https://247sports.com/college/wisconsin/Article/Brady-Schipper-Surprising-Wisconsin-Badgers-Football-in-Running-Back-Competition-131317891/
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Badgers' 2019 Post-Spring Practice Projected 2-Deep Depth Chart:

https://madison.com/sports/college/football/projecting-the-badgers-depth-chart/article_c19049b3-962c-54b9-a250-80bbeb46c1e1.html?fbclid=IwAR2iBd0eDs4DzkYDYwCgmFQNucoo5Bfme4a128O64JqDX5Xx0xZwz3cu4qA

IMO, UW has more talent, experience and depth (at some positions more than others) than most fans realize and/or give them credit for.
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mickjagger wrote:
Badgers' 2019 Post-Spring Practice Projected 2-Deep Depth Chart:

https://madison.com/sports/college/football/projecting-the-badgers-depth-chart/article_c19049b3-962c-54b9-a250-80bbeb46c1e1.html?fbclid=IwAR2iBd0eDs4DzkYDYwCgmFQNucoo5Bfme4a128O64JqDX5Xx0xZwz3cu4qA

IMO, UW has more talent, experience and depth (at some positions more than others) than most fans realize and/or give them credit for.


Perhaps...but remember this time last year when UW had three bonafide first-round picks on their vaunted O-LIne?

😂
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mickjagger wrote:
Badgers'
2019 Post-Spring Practice Projected 2-Deep Depth Chart:

https://madison.com/sports/college/football/projecting-the-badgers-depth-chart/article_c19049b3-962c-54b9-a250-80bbeb46c1e1.html?fbclid=IwAR2iBd0eDs4DzkYDYwCgmFQNucoo5Bfme4a128O64JqDX5Xx0xZwz3cu4qA

IMO, UW has more talent, experience and depth (at some positions more than others) than most fans realize and/or give them credit for.
db11 wrote:


Perhaps...but remember this time last year when UW had three bonafide first-round picks on their vaunted O-LIne?

😂
3 bonafide first-round picks, 2 of whom couldn't pass-block to save their arses.

To be honest, Dan, I wouldn't be surprised if 2019's O-line performs better, as a unit, than last season's over-rated group.

Logan Bruss & Cole Van Lanen have experience at the tackle positions and Tyler Biadasz is a potential All-American at center.  Jason Erdman has played all 5 O-Line positions and will line up at one guard.  Kayden Lyles moves over from the D-line & will start at the guard spot opposite Erdman.

The 2019 pass-blocking can only improve compared to 2018's season-long disaster.

Jimmy Leonard's secondary, while young (mostly sophomores), has depth & experience at all 4 positions. They should be fun to watch.

If Isaiah Loudermilk & Garrett Rand can stay healthy, the D-line should be OK. Much is expected at nose tackle from Olive Sagapuolo protégé,'  big Bryson Williams.  Unfortunately, the D-Line lacks depth & experience. 

Strangely, the linebacking corps, for the first time in many seasons, is the most inexperienced group on defense, although Zach Baun & Chris Orr have starting experience. 

More projected 2019 offensive & defensive depth charts:

https://www.buckys5thquarter.com/2019/4/29/18521623/wisconsin-football-fall-camp-depth-chart-projections-jack-coan-graham-mertz?fbclid=IwAR3WQgyq4k_Q73K8lTNYzSfjDwC6B2iJmza93mx8LiMVUNyjgfdGrYfrLR4

https://www.buckys5thquarter.com/2019/4/30/18522794/wisconsin-football-defense-garrett-rand-chris-orr-zack-baun
  
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Sporting News ranks the Badgers the 10th best college football program in the country over the past decade.

Tangible criteria included winning percentage, New Years Day/BCS Bowl appearances, College Football playoff appearances, # of All-Americans, # of NFL draft picks, and more.

Ohio State, the only other Big 10 team to crack the top-10, was ranked 5th.

Top Teams of the Decade Rankings:
https://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa-football/list/college-footballs-best-programs-since-2010-alabama-clemson-lead-top-20-rankings/v92fjaoe07hm178hbulgbg9jo

Sporting News also ranks the Badgers #17 in their 2019 Pre-Season Composite Football Poll, consisting of the pre-season rankings of Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, ESPN and CBS.

Nebraska is ranked 24th, Northwestern 21st, Penn St #15, Michigan #7 and Ohio St #5.  Clemson is #1.

Complete 2019 Pre-Season Composite Rankings:
https://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa-football/news/college-football-rankings-2019-clemson-alabama-preseason-top-25-poll/1w2ppcy498ddf1itvx5ks3z2j9
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