Wisconsin LB T.J. Edwards’ NFL decision wasn’t easy; Bret Bielema talks Badgers
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LB T.J. Edwards’ decision to return not easy
Though linebacker T.J. Edwards decision to return to Wisconsin for his senior year came quickly after the Badgers season ended, it wasn’t an easy one. As Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes, Edwards agonized over whether to come back to Madison or go the NFL.
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Bret Bielema talks Badgers
Former Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema was on ESPN Wisconsin on Thursday. He was expecting to talking about the career of Joe Thomas, but also got into what he regretted about his departure from the Badgers and his relationship with athletic director Barry Alvarez.
In his latest recruiting notebook, Jesse Temple checks in on Wisconsin’s battle for 4-star offensive lineman Trevor Keegan, and talks with quarterbacks coach Jon Budmayr about incoming 3-star quarterback Chase Wolf.
DL Aaron Vopal taking advantage of opportunity
With projected starter Garrett Rand out with an injury, redshirt freshman Aaron Vopal has played well at defensive end with the Badgers first unit, writes Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal.
Olive Sagapolu becoming the leader
Defensive tackle Olive Sagapolu spent three years learning from the older players at his position. Now, as a senior, it’s Sagapolu’s turn to help tutor the young Badgers along the line, according to Mike Lucas at UWBadgers.com.
Sean Lewis using Wisconsin model at Kent State
A former quarterback and tight end at Wisconsin, new Kent State coach Sean Lewis is using what he learned with the Badgers as he tries to lift the Golden Flashes’ program up.
Marlon Ruffin gaining interest
Though interest in him among other programs continues to rise, 2018 guard Marlon Ruffin is still hoping for a walk-on opportunity with the Badgers.
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