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Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst is getting high marks for his work in 2017.

Wisconsin coaches earn high marks; former coach Bret Bielema draws NFL’s interest

Wisconsin football and basketball are always the main topics in Bucky’s Breakfast, Land of 10’s daily Badgers notebook — but we cover news, notes and analysis across Badgers sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Wisconsin football, recruiting, basketball and more.

Analyst impressed with Wisconsin

According to one analyst, Badgers football coach Paul Chryst and defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard were the only coaches in the Big Ten to earn an “A-plus” triple crown for their work in 2017, writes Sean Keeler.

NFL interested in former coach Bret Bielema

According to a story by Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples, several NFL teams have expressed interest in former Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema.

Badgers at Super Bowl media day

Wisconsin Athletics took advantage of the Super Bowl being in neighboring Minnesota and caught up with the former Badgers taking part. That included going live with running back Corey Clement on Periscope.

Meanwhile, the Courier Post in New Jersey tells the story of Clement overcoming the odds to reach the NFL and its biggest stage.

J.J. Watt could help the Badgers in recruiting

Wisconsin offered 2021 offensive lineman Hayden Conner on Monday. One of the top players in his class, the Katy, Texas, product learned about the Badgers thanks to former Wisconsin star J.J. Watt, a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

Nakia Watson earns fourth star

Wisconsin now has two 4-star recruits in its 2018 recruiting class. Running back Nakia Watson earned his fourth star to join linebacker Jack Sanborn as the Badgers’ only 4-star players in the class, according to 247Sports.

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Wisconsin blows lead, loses to Nebraska

In men’s basketball, the Badgers blew an 11-point lead in the final 9:46 of the game and lost to Nebraska 74-63 Monday night. It snapped a six-game home winning streak and dropped them to 10-13 on the season and 3-7 in Big Ten play.

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