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2014 WISCONSIN BADGERS FOOTBALL PREVIEW

July 10, 2014
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



2014 WISCONSIN BADGERS FOOTBALL PREVIEW

Wisconsin Badgers (1991 - Pres)

COACH: GARY ANDERSON, 9-4 @ WISCONSIN

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: ANY LUDWIG

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: DAVE ARANDA

LAST LEAGUE TITLE: 2012

RETURNING STARTERS: 10, 5 OFFENSE, 3 DEFENSE, PUNTER AND KICKER

OFFENSE PPG: 34.8

RUSHING: 283.8

PASSING: 197.1

TOTAL OFFENSE: 480.8

DEFENSE SCORING: 16.3

RUSHING: 102.5

PASSING: 202.5

TOTAL DEFENSE: 305.1

TO MARGIN: +1

Wisconsin Badgers (2002 - Pres)

Wisconsin is still a football program who loves to run the football and they have a combination of backs that will be hard to stop in the Big Ten this season. James White is gone but Melvin Gordon and Corey Clement return. White and Gordon rushed for over 3000 yards last season and many expect the new duo will put up similar numbers. The QB race is down to two candidates including Tanner McEvoy and Joel Stave. Right now, Stave is the starter going into the fall. The Badgers lack big play receivers and that will force Wisconsin to run the ball even more. Alex Erickson, Kenzel Doe, Rob Wheelwright and Jordan Fredrick are the top four candidates. The offensive line is solid with four starters returning and Wisconsin will be strong at TE.

Only three starters return on defense, all in the secondary. That means DC Dave Aranda will have to re-tool the front-seven. The 3-4 defense will consist of DE’s Chikwe Obasih and Konrad Zagzebski and NT Warren Herrig. Wisconsin’s four new linebackers will be Vince Biegel, Joe Schobert, Derek Landisch and Marcus Trotter. All four saw action in 2013 combining for 105 tackles and 9.5 tackles for loss. The secondary returns three starters including the team’s leading tackler SS Michael Caputo, CB’s Sojourn Shelton and Darius Hillary. Leo Musso will take over at FS. Peniel Jean and Austin Hudson will also see time.

The Badgers have questions at QB and WR but the OL and RB’s are solid. The defense will take time with so many new starters. Wisconsin will be tested early with an opening season game against LSU in Houston August 30th.  The Big Ten schedule is favorable so don’t be surprised if Wisconsin wins the Big Ten West.

Wisconsin Badgers (2002 - Pres)

SCHEDULE:

 

AdvoCare Texas Kickoff
08/30/14 vs. LSU TV Houston, Texas 8:00 p.m. CT
09/06/14 vs. Western Illinois Camp Randall Stadium TBA
09/20/14 vs. Bowling Green Camp Randall Stadium TBA
09/27/14 vs. South Florida Camp Randall Stadium TBA
10/04/14 at Northwestern * Evanston, Ill. TBA
10/11/14 vs. Illinois * Camp Randall Stadium TBA
10/25/14 vs. Maryland * Camp Randall Stadium 11:00 a.m. CT
11/01/14 at Rutgers * Piscataway, N.J. 11:00 a.m. CT
11/08/14 at Purdue * West Lafayette, Ind. TBA
11/15/14 vs. Nebraska * Camp Randall Stadium TBA
11/22/14 at Iowa * Iowa City, Iowa TBA
11/29/14 vs. Minnesota * Camp Randall Stadium TBA
12/06/14 Big Ten Championship TV Indianapolis, Ind. TBA

Wisconsin Badgers (2002 - Pres)

ROSTER:

No.NamePos.Ht.Wt.Yr.Hometown
99 adeyanju james Adeyanju, James DE 74 6-2 265 6 RS JR Chicago, Ill.
22 andersen chasen Andersen, Chasen ILB 72 6-0 220 1 FR Logan, Utah
12 armstrong thad Armstrong, Thad QB 75 6-3 194 4 RS SO Ottawa, Ill.
49 arneson sam Arneson, Sam TE 76 6-4 254 7 SR Merrill, Wis.
46 austin matt Austin, Matt ILB 75 6-3 210 1 FR Fond du Lac, Wis.
71 ball ray Ball, Ray OL 79 6-7 321 6 RS JR Columbus, Ohio
18 baretz lance Baretz, Lance WR 71 5-11 190 6 RS JR Franklin, Wis.
74 biegel hayden Biegel, Hayden OL 78 6-6 281 2 RS FR Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
47 biegel vince Biegel, Vince OLB 76 6-4 233 4 RS SO Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
24 brookins keelon Brookins, Keelon S 70 5-10 193 2 RS FR St. Paul, Minn.
17 cadogan sherard Cadogan, Sherard OLB 75 6-3 236 8 RS SR Washington Township, N.J.
7 caputo michael Caputo, Michael S 73 6-1 206 6 RS JR Imperial, Pa.
48 cichy jack Cichy, Jack ILB 74 6-2 208 3 SO Somerset, Wis.
6 clement corey Clement, Corey RB 71 5-11 210 3 SO Glassboro, N.J.
54 costigan kyle Costigan, Kyle OL 77 6-5 315 8 RS SR Wind Lake, Wis.
31 cummins connor Cummins, Connor WR 73 6-1 196 8 RS SR Kettering, Ohio
63 deiter michael Deiter, Michael OL 77 6-5 310 1 FR Curtice, Ohio
55 denlinger trent Denlinger, Trent OL 78 6-6 297 4 RS SO Cuba City, Wis.
3 doe kenzel Doe, Kenzel WR 68 5-8 170 7 SR Reidsville, N.C.
55 dooley garret Dooley, Garret DE 74 6-2 227 2 RS FR Rochester, Ill.
37 endicott andrew Endicott, Andrew K 69 5-9 166 3 SO Roseville, Calif.
86 erickson alex Erickson, Alex WR 72 6-0 198 4 RS SO Darlington, Wis.
31 etienne hugs Etienne, Hugs CB 71 5-11 182 4 RS SO Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
36 ferguson joe Ferguson, Joe S 73 6-1 197 3 SO Madison, Wis.
29 floyd terrance Floyd, Terrance CB 70 5-10 196 6 RS JR Boynton Beach, Fla.
9 fredrick jordan Fredrick, Jordan WR 76 6-4 210 6 RS JR Madison, Wis.
41 fumagalli troy Fumagalli, Troy TE 77 6-5 233 2 RS FR Naperville, Ill.
10 gaulden devin Gaulden, Devin CB 70 5-10 180 6 RS JR Miramar, Fla.
68 gault jaden Gault, Jaden OL 78 6-6 310 1 FR Cottage Grove, Wis.
77 gilbert bryce Gilbert, Bryce NG 74 6-2 305 8 RS SR Brookfield, Wis.
7 gillins d.j. Gillins, D.J. QB 75 6-3 185 1 FR Jacksonville, Fla.
95 goldberg arthur Goldberg, Arthur NG 75 6-3 290 4 RS SO Mount Lebanon, Pa.
25 gordon melvin Gordon, Melvin RB 73 6-1 207 6 RS JR Kenosha, Wis.
14 hammon nate Hammon, Nate S 73 6-1 196 4 RS SO Milton, Wis.
50 harrison josh Harrison, Josh OLB 72 6-0 234 8 RS SR Huber Heights, Ohio
78 havenstein rob Havenstein, Rob OL 80 6-8 327 8 RS SR Mount Airy, Md.
41 hayes jesse Hayes, Jesse OLB 75 6-3 236 6 RS JR Cincinnati, Ohio
72 hemer ben Hemer, Ben OL 76 6-4 274 2 RS FR Medford, Wis.
45 herring warren Herring, Warren NG 75 6-3 294 8 RS SR Fairview Heights, Ill.
5 hillary darius Hillary, Darius CB 71 5-11 187 6 RS JR Cincinnati, Ohio
13 houston bart Houston, Bart QB 76 6-4 217 4 RS SO Dublin, Calif.
23 hudson austin Hudson, Austin DB 74 6-2 190 1 FR Tampa, Fla.
27 jackson vonte Jackson, Vonte S 73 6-1 199 4 RS SO Kenosha, Wis.
32 jacobs leon Jacobs, Leon OLB 74 6-2 225 3 SO Santa Clarita, Calif.
6 james alec James, Alec DE 76 6-4 239 2 RS FR Brookfield, Wis.
21 jean peniel Jean, Peniel CB 71 5-11 187 8 RS SR West Palm Beach, Fla.
1 jordan a.j. Jordan, A.J. CB 72 6-0 178 6 RS JR Dayton, Ohio
93 keefer jake Keefer, Jake DE 75 6-3 265 6 RS JR Woodville, Wis.
39 kelliher brady Kelliher, Brady LS 80 6-8 230 2 RS FR Sussex, Wis.
30 landisch derek Landisch, Derek ILB 72 6-0 230 7 SR Nashotah, Wis.
73 lewallen dallas Lewallen, Dallas OL 78 6-6 322 8 RS SR Berlin, Wis.
22 lewis jeffrey Lewis, Jeffrey RB 74 6-2 210 8 RS SR Brookfield, Wis.
16 love reggie Love, Reggie WR 75 6-3 210 4 RS SO Boynton Beach, Fla.
84 maly austin Maly, Austin TE 77 6-5 240 6 RS JR Waunakee, Wis.
61 marz tyler Marz, Tyler OL 77 6-5 321 6 RS JR Springfield, Minn.
5 mcevoy tanner McEvoy, Tanner QB 78 6-6 223 6 RS JR Hillsdale, N.J.
56 mcguire james McGuire, James LS 73 6-1 216 8 RS SR St. Paul, Minn.
69 mcnamara aidan McNamara, Aidan OL 76 6-4 290 2 RS FR Madison, Wis.
90 meyer drew Meyer, Drew P 75 6-3 185 6 RS JR Hartland, Wis.
52 miller carl Miller, Carl ILB 75 6-3 213 2 RS FR Northbrook, Ill.
19 musso leo Musso, Leo S 70 5-10 195 4 RS SO Waunakee, Wis.
91 nethery brett Nethery, Brett P 72 6-0 200 4 RS SO Greendale, Wis.
34 obasih chikwe Obasih, Chikwe DE 74 6-2 245 2 RS FR Brookfield, Wis.
18 ogunbowale dare Ogunbowale, Dare CB 71 5-11 186 4 RS SO Milwaukee, Wis.
11 peavy jazz Peavy, Jazz WR 72 6-0 182 2 RS FR Kenosha, Wis.
54 rademacher jake Rademacher, Jake LB 73 6-1 235 4 RS SO Wales, Wis.
30 ramesh austin Ramesh, Austin RB 73 6-1 235 2 RS FR Land O' Lakes, Wis.
11 reynard t.j. Reynard, T.J. CB 68 5-8 172 5 JR Virginia Beach, Va.
57 ruechel ben Ruechel, Ben ILB 74 6-2 225 8 RS SR Oconto, Wis.
97 russell jack Russell, Jack K 72 6-0 172 5 JR Waunakee, Wis.
79 schmidt logan Schmidt, Logan OL 76 6-4 278 4 RS SO Gotham, Wis.
58 schobert joe Schobert, Joe ILB 74 6-2 230 5 JR Waukesha, Wis.
49 schweitzer justin Schweitzer, Justin OLB 73 6-1 195 1 FR Silver Lake, Wis.
14 senger connor Senger, Connor QB 70 5-10 175 2 RS FR Milwaukee, Wis.
8 shelton sojourn Shelton, Sojourn CB 69 5-9 172 3 SO Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
36 spurling d.j. Spurling, D.J. FB 70 5-10 225 2 RS FR Slinger, Wis.
2 stave joel Stave, Joel QB 77 6-5 225 6 RS JR Greenfield, Wis.
44 steffes eric Steffes, Eric TE 75 6-3 252 4 RS SO Mount Calvary, Wis.
82 stengel jake Stengel, Jake WR 75 6-3 197 6 RS JR Sheboygan, Wis.
26 straus derek Straus, Derek FB 72 6-0 235 6 RS JR Waunakee, Wis.
46 traylor austin Traylor, Austin TE 75 6-3 243 6 RS JR Columbus, Ohio
59 trotter marcus Trotter, Marcus ILB 72 6-0 233 8 RS SR Racine, Wis.
43 trotter michael Trotter, Michael S 72 6-0 205 8 RS SR Racine, Wis.
60 udelhoven connor Udelhoven, Connor LS 71 5-11 223 4 RS SO St. Paul, Minn.
70 voltz dan Voltz, Dan OL 75 6-3 313 4 RS SO Barrington, Ill.
65 walker alex Walker, Alex OL 76 6-4 239 4 RS SO Glendale, Wis.
34 watt derek Watt, Derek FB 74 6-2 231 6 RS JR Pewaukee, Wis.
85 watt t.j. Watt, T.J. TE 77 6-5 235 2 RS FR Pewaukee, Wis.
4 wheelwright robert Wheelwright, Robert WR 74 6-2 198 3 SO Columbus, Ohio
62 williams walker Williams, Walker OL 79 6-7 322 4 RS SO Tacoma, Wash.
91 zagzebski konrad Zagzebski, Konrad DE 75 6-3 278 8 RS SR Weston, Wis.
Coaches
Gary Andersen - Head Coach
Dave Aranda - Defensive Coordinator/LBs
Andy Ludwig - Offensive Coordinator/QBs
Chris Beatty - Wide Receivers
Thomas Brown - Running Backs
Bill Busch - Safeties
Jeff Genyk - Tight Ends/Special Teams Coordinator
Chad Kauha'aha'a - Defensive Line
Ben Strickland - Cornerbacks
T.J. Woods - Offensive Line
Sandy Freye - Program Assistant
Vince Guinta - On-Campus Player Development/Recruiting Coordinator
Henry Mason - Director of Player Personnel & External Operations
Lisa Powell - Program Assistant
Evan Simon - Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Jason Thomas - Director of Football Operations
Jamil Walker - Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
Jeff Zuhlke - Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

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