Well, this was some pleasant news to read if you are a Wisconsin football fan.
On Wednesday afternoon, Wisconsin football’s official Twitter account made a post any Badgers fan could have been hopeful for. For the 2018 season, the Badgers will reportedly have all five of its starting offensive linemen returning.
— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) January 10, 2018
If this is indeed true, the Badgers should have no problem in 2018 running all over its opponents. Because, in 2017, freshman running back Jonathan Taylor did just that with his 1,977 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns.
If all of his lineman are returning for 2018, well, rinse and repeat.
One critical piece of information that Wisconsin football’s official Twitter account reveals with its tweet is that Michael Deiter would be returning for his senior season.
Must mean OT Michael Deiter has decided to return for his senior year.
— Tom Oates (@TomOatesWSJ) January 10, 2018
When looking at any 2018 NFL mock draft out there, Deiter would have been selected earlier rather than later. Now, if NFL teams want Deiter for themselves, they’ll have to wait for the 2019 draft.
Again, Badgers fans must be thrilled. Opponents facing the Badgers in 2018?