Jon Budmayr named Wisconsin QBs coach; recruiting impact of DC Jim Leonhard’s job status
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.
Wisconsin hires Jon Budmayr
The NCAA is allowing teams to hire a 10th assistant coach starting this month, and the Badgers announced Thursday they’ll use the extra spot to hire quality control coach Jon Budmayr as their quarterbacks coach.
Impact of Jim Leonhard’s job status
When you have good coaches like Jim Leonhard, other schools are going to want them. But are the constant rumors around the Wisconsin defensive coordinator hurting the Badgers on the recruiting trail? We tackle that and more in our latest recruiting notebook.
2017 Badgers one of the best ever
The Badgers didn’t win a Big Ten title or go to the Rose Bowl in 2017, but, as Jesse Temple explains, the team still needs to be considered among the best that has ever taken the field for Wisconsin.
Ryan Connelly showing what recruiters missed
Wisconsin linebacker Ryan Connelly, a former walk-on, showed in the Orange Bowl how badly recruiters missed on him, writes Patrick Reusse of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Wisconsin’s WRs could be special in 2018
After a ridiculously good effort in the Orange Bowl, the Badgers’ young wide receivers are poised for big things in 2018, according Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal.
Badgers join Al Johnson at ECU
Wisconsin graduate assistant Al Johnson was named coach at East Central University last month, but he’s not the only one headed to Oklahoma. Johnson took another graduate assistant — Jeff Duckworth — and a quality control coach — Antonio Fenelus — with him. All three once played for the Badgers.
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What’s up with Andy Van Vliet?
He was a starter for the Badgers at the beginning of the season, but didn’t even get off the bench against Indiana. What’s going on with junior big man Andy Van Vliet? Jesse Temple tries to get to the bottom of it.
Wisconsin battles the ‘Bomb Cyclone’
While many flights were canceled amid a major winter storm hitting the East Coast, the Wisconsin basketball team’s trip to Rutgers apparently went off without any major hitches.
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) January 5, 2018
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