Florida State eyeing Wisconsin DC Jim Leonhard; QB Alex Hornibrook blocks out critics
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Jim Leonhard to Florida State?
A report from GridironNow.com indicates new Florida State coach Willie Taggart has Wisconsin defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard in his sights for the same position with the Seminoles.
Alex Hornibrook shuts out critics
He’s won 19 of the 22 games he’s started the last two years, but that hasn’t kept a vocal minority of Wisconsin fans from getting after quarterback Alex Hornibrook. As Jason Galloway writes, the sophomore has, like many before him at his position, done a good job not listening to the outside noise.
Wisconsin chasing uncommitted 2018 players
The Badgers signed 19 scholarship players as part of their 2018 recruiting class, but just because those guys are in the fold doesn’t mean Wisconsin isn’t looking to add more members, writes Jesse Temple.
Badgers treating Orange Bowl as a playoff game
Wisconsin, according to Shandel Richardson of the Sun Sentinel, is treating its Orange Bowl matchup with Miami on Saturday night as a playoff game.
Wisconsin had 2018 basketball prospect Drew Peterson in to visit last weekend but still haven’t offered him a scholarship. Our latest recruiting notebook looks at his prospects and more.
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Safety D’Cota Dixon getting healthy
The Badgers should be relatively healthy on the defensive side of the ball in the Orange Bowl. That includes at safety, where junior D’Cota Dixon is close to 100 percent.
Wisconsin doesn’t want to see turnover chain
Perhaps no piece of jewelry got more attention this college football season than the turnover chain Miami broke out every time it took the ball away from an opponent. You can count the Badgers among those that would be just fine with it not making an appearance in the Orange Bowl on Saturday.
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