2021 Wisconsin Badgers

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  1. Bucky

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    Since 2016 Wisconsin has started 14,12,12,12, 14 and this year it looks to be 15! 16 if you count Poly/White mix OLB Herbig. Another solid team for Wisconsin, should be in the hunt for a Big Ten Championship.

    OFFENSE

    QB Graham Mertz 6'3 215 RSo.

    FB John Chenal 6'2 250 JR

    TE Jake Ferguson 6'5 245 and Jack Eschenbach 6'6 235

    LT Tyler Beach RJr.6'5 310

    LG Josh Seltzner RSo. 6'3 330

    C Joe Tippman RSo. 6'6 320

    RG Jack Nelson RFr. 6'7 285

    RT Logan Bruss RSr.
    6'5 305

    Key Backups: Snowplow OL, RB Brady Schipper, Slot/return man Jack Dunn, QB Chase Wolf, TE Hayden Rucci, TE Clay Cundiff,RB Brady Schipper

    DEFENSE

    DE Matt Henningsen 6'3 290

    OLB* Nick Herbig 6'2 225

    OLB Noah Burks 6'2 240

    MLB Leo Chenal 6'2 245

    MLB Jack Sanborn 6'2 235

    FS Scott Nelson 6'2 200

    SS Collin Wilder 5'11 195

    Key Backups: DE Cade McDonald(6'7 270!), LBs Chase Lytle*, Tatum Grass, CJ Goetz, Aaron Witt, Mike Maskalunas, S Hunter Wohler, and John Torchio. DE Issac Townsend 6'6 275* transfer from Oregon, surprised to see him as projected into rotation so early.




     
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  2. Leonardfan

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    Love the makeup of this team every year. Jim Leonhard is certainly not afraid to recruit White athletes on defense!

    Mertz had a great debut vs. Illinois last year but was inconsistent throughout the rest of the season. Hopefully he developed more this offseason.
     
  3. Bucky

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    Yes sir Leonhard has been a saving grace at DC! Turned down the Packers DC job too because he wants to win a Big Ten Championship!

    Really is a lot of pressure on Mertz, being highest rated QB in program history will do that. Agreed though! This team goes as far as he can take them.
     
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  5. Red Raider

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    Joe Tippman named the starting Center. Make that 16 for the Badgers. Wow!
     
  6. Bucky

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    Excellent! 6'6 320 lb Center completes the Snow Plow.
     
  7. El Gringo

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    This is awesome news! Hopefully Mertz can put together a great year and they can take down Ohio st.
     
  8. Bucky

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  9. wile

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    Shipper representing White walk ons, only surprised at the lack of "lunch buckets" but the rest of the story we have read a million times, and the one comment is DWF template approved.
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  10. Bucky

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    Shipper is definitely benefitting from "Tom Iron Rule" at RB!
     
  11. wile

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    For all the time I spend here bloviating my wisdom I do not know what the TIR is.
     
  12. Bucky

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    Only a matter of time for the fellas to screw up self destroy themselves basically.
     
  13. wile

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    Yeah Bucky there is one Nick Saban and one Bama program but there are many attempts at copy catting those results without knowing that the TIR is always lurking. If in a world where I was a program manager there would always be a supply of white men on the roster even if they only occupied the lower rungs of the depth chart. Poor Toby Gebhardt he deserved better than being AP's incentive to actually learn how to hold onto the ball in big games but there he was used like a dopey missionary deep in the heart of Africa.
     
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    Wisconsin football finishes the season No. 1 in total defense at 239.1 ypg, No.1 in rushing defense at 64.8 ypg, No.3 in 3rd down percentage defense at .287, No.4 in scoring defense at 16.15, and No.5 in passing at 174.3 ypg. Another masterful job by Badgers DC Jim Leonhard.
     
  16. white lightning

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    Their defense year after year and decade after decade is outstanding! Now let's get the offense in motion going the same direction and they can play for some national championships. I remember watching Jim Leonhard as a player. They guy was so fast and could jump out of the gym. He could do any dunk in basketball that guys almost
    a foot taller struggle to duplicate. He was one heck of a player and just as good of a Defensive Coordinator.
     

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