Wisconsin’s schedule could hurt its playoff chances; Jim Leonhard is quick study


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Wisconsin mailbag

Jesse Temple opens up the Wisconsin mailbag to answer questions on whether the Badgers schedule will impact them in the playoff chase, why Purdue poses a threat this week and who will make up the starting five for coach Greg Gard this winter.

Jim Leonhard is quick study

As many thought he would, first-year defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard has hit the ground running in leading the Wisconsin defense to what’s become its normal heights. That early success has him rising up the list of the nation’s top young coaches.

Vince Biegel getting healthy

Former Badgers outside linebacker Vince Biegel has spent much of the first five months of his NFL career injured and watching from the sideline. But the fourth-round pick now is healthy, and though he’s still on the physically unable to perform list, Biegel can start practicing next week. His debut with the Green Bay Packers may not be far away.

Bradrick Shaw keeps chugging along

An injury, combined with the remarkable Jonathan Taylor, cost Bradrick Shaw his starting job in the Wisconsin backfield. But as Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal writes, the sophomore is embracing his new role with the Badgers.

Michigan prep ‘praying’ for Wisconsin offer

In his latest recruiting notebook, Temple checks in with Ruke Orhorhoro, a 2019 defensive end from Michigan who grew up idolizing former Wisconsin star J.J. Watt and really wants the Badgers to offer him a scholarship.

Wisconsin preparing for unexpected

In getting ready for Purdue, the Badgers defense is hammering home the fundamentals, knowing that first-year coach Jeff Brohm likely will throw the unexpected at them on Saturday, according to Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Melvin Gordon earns NFL awards

After racking up 163 yards and 2 touchdowns last Sunday, former Wisconsin star Melvin Gordon was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week. It is the second time the Los Angeles Chargers running back has won the award.

Brad Davison among top-50 freshmen

The Wisconsin basketball team will look much different this season after losing four senior starters. One of the new faces that fans will come to know is guard Brad Davison, who is projected by Sports Illustrated to be among the top-50 freshmen in the country.

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