Can you believe that the 2014 Wisconsin Badgers season kicks off in less than two weeks? I sure can’t and I also don’t know where the summer has gone. But that’s another discussion for another time. Right now it’s getting down to football season and we here at Badger of Honor will be previewing each of the positions under head coach Gary Andersen.
Last season the Badgers finished second behind the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Big Ten Leaders division with at 6-2 conference record, 9-4 overall mark. With that also came another New Year’s Day bowl game at the Capital One Bowl. But as has unfortunately been the norm in bowl games as of late, Wisconsin was defeated 34-24 at the hands of the South Carolina Gamecocks.
But the 2014 Wisconsin Badgers start with a clean slate, in more ways than one. Obviously the records are wiped clean and everyone has a fresh start. But this team lost a boat load of talent to the NFL on both sides of the ball. Many young players will have to mature quickly and step up and contribute to this team.
Here’s where we come in.
Many burning questions at different positions concern this team. Who will be the starter August 30th when Wisconsin takes on LSU, incumbent Joel Stave or Tanner McEvoy? How will the wide receiver position pan out now that Jared Abbrederis is no longer in Madison? Just how will defensive coordinator Dave Aranda fill the big shoes left behind by Chris Borland?
These and more will be answered in the coming weeks with the staff at Badger of Honor breaking down each position with their opinion and analysis. As each position is previewed, you will find the link below next to their respective squad.
So let’s gear up for what should be another exciting season of Badger football. The hard-working staff at BoH will have all you positional previews covered so make sure you keep checking back as this page will be updated as the previews come.
Quarterback- Badgers quarterback situation still up in the air
Tight end- Jon Rzepecki previews the tight ends
Offensive line- Badgers offensive line will be anchored by Rob Havenstein
Defensive line- Young but talented players will need to step up this season
Linebacker- How do the Badgers replace Chris Borland?
Special teams- Freshman kicker headlines the special teams