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Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor (left) has seen his time with the starters increase in recent practices.

RB Jonathan Taylor makes move, Wisconsin has confidence in DC Jim Leonhard and more

Zach Heilprin

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Big scrimmage for Jonathan Taylor

Freshman Jonathan Taylor turned heads Friday night during Wisconsin’s scrimmage, scoring a pair long touchdowns. Though the Badgers have two talented running backs in sophomore Bradrick Shaw and junior Chris James, Taylor is showing he may be ready to help if needed in 2017, according to Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Coach Paul Chryst discussed Taylor and more with the media after the scrimmage.

No worries about Jim Leonhard

Despite a lack of experience and massive expectations, no one is worried about new defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard, writes Tom Oates of the Wisconsin State Journal.

Toughest games for Wisconsin

We’re less than two weeks away from Wisconsin opening the season against Utah State. Before things get underway on Sept. 1, Jesse Temple ranks the five toughest games on the Badgers 2017 schedule.

Wisconsin can learn from loss

The Badgers blew a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter and fell 90-89 to Melbourne United early Sunday morning in Australia. While disappointing, coach Greg Gard believes he and his team learned a lot in the exhibition loss. The Badgers’ final game in Australia is Tuesday.

Bart Houston finds the end zone

Former Wisconsin quarterback Bart Houston led a scoring drive for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, finishing it off with his first preseason touchdown pass in the NFL.

Marquis Williams to announce

The Badgers are among the favorites to land 3-star cornerback Marquis Williams from Pompano Beach, Fla., who will make his announcement Monday night.

Healthy Rafael Gaglianone

After his 2016 season was ended early by a back injury, junior kicker Rafael Gaglianone has looked good in fall camp and is ready for a new year, writes Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal.

Bryson Williams in the Super Six

Class of 2018 defensive tackle and Wisconsin commit Bryson Williams was named to the 2017 World-Herald Super Six — an honor for best players in Nebraska and western Iowa.

Big game for Isaac Guerendo

Wide receiver Isaac Guerendo wasted no time making an impression in his final high school season. The 3-star Wisconsin commit in the Class of 2018 had 6 catches for 176 yards and 2 scores in his season opener, according to 247Sports.

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