Maybe Chris Maragos shouldn't be here. The dream of becoming a professional football player certainly could've died on numerous occasions, at least.
It could have ended when Maragos, a Racine, Wis., native, garnered no scholarship offers out of high school. Or when he parted ways with Western Michigan as a walk-on receiver when no scholarship opportunity was imminent...
After two standout seasons in the Wisconsin secondary, Chris Maragos is finding his niche in the NFL. He rejoins Badger Nation for a weekly insider look at Wisconsin football, talking this week about the season-opening win, talks about some of the challenges the Badgers faced Saturday and addresses some of the problems facing a team heading to the Pacific Northwest.
Upsets in college and professional football make for great stories and drama for the underdogs, but they also hint that the favored team didn't take care of its own business. In his weekly piece, former Badgers safety Chris Maragos talks about how Wisconsin stayed the course and didn't fall victim in Minneapolis.
Losing is something the University of Wisconsin hasn't become accustomed to over the last three years, which makes Saturday's contest vital. How will the Badgers bounce back? How will they respond? Former UW safety Chris Maragos explores that issue and others in his weekly feature.