The lack of production from the wide receiver position in 2012 may have had many reasons. It could've been the inconsistency of having three different quarterbacks, it could've been the inconsistency of the offensive line early on that led to a lack of time to allow players to get open. However, the most likely case is that there just was a simple lack of ability to get open on a consistent basis from anyone not named Jared Abbrederis.
In 2013 that has to change and change quickly if the Badgers are to be successful as an offensive unit. Sure, the running game is going to be solid, but in the offense that will be installed it's just not enough to win you football games.
Having said that, the coaching staff and the players are well aware of just how important their role will be this season.
"Absolutely. Yeah, that's a big, big point of spring practice," said coach Gary Andersen following the teams first spring practice. "It's a point ...