Where Wisconsin ranks among coaching jobs; Badgers’ dangerous duo
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.
How good of job is Wisconsin?
Barry Alvarez changed the culture and established a winning tradition at Wisconsin when he arrived in 1990. But even with all the success the program has had the last three decades, the head coaching job is not considered among the best 15 in the nation, according to 247Sports.
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Running back Jonathan Taylor proved he was one of the best in the country last season as a freshman, while wide receiver Quintez Cephus was having a breakout sophomore campaign before an injury sidelined him in early November. With both back and healthy heading into this fall, 247Sports.com believes they are among the most dangerous duos in the country.
Chris Maragos on his journey
Former Wisconsin safety Chris Maragos arrived in Madison as a walk-on with little hope of playing. Now, he’s coming off a second Super Bowl title as he enters his ninth year in the NFL. Here’s UWBadgers.com’s Mike Lucas on Maragos’ journey.
Tyler Wahl highlights
Tyler Wahl, coach Greg Gard’s first commit in the Class of 2019, put together some impressive performances this spring. Here’s a highlight package of the 4-star forward from 247Sports.
Alex Hornibrook is the key
How far the Badgers go this fall will likely come down to how good quarterback Alex Hornibrook plays. That’s the takeaway by DaytonDailyNews.com’s Marcus Hartman, who writes, “If Hornibrook takes the next step his development, Wisconsin could be a true national championship contender.”
Wisconsin a tough matchup for Iowa
Iowa has several key games on its schedule this year, but the biggest is likely the Sept. 22 game against the Badgers, according to the Daily Iowan’s Pete Ruden.
T.J. Edwards stands out in 2019 draft class
When T.J. Edwards decided to return for his senior year, it was a big boost for the Badgers defense. The Illinois native, according to Pro Football Focus, was the best linebacker in pass coverage last season among players eligible for the 2019 draft.
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