Notebook: Dare Ogunbowale, Leon Jacobs and stopping Tommy Armstrong

A few things that led to the Badgers upsetting the No. 7 team in the nation. MADISON — Well, that was fun, right? RIGHT!? The Wisconsin Badgers were able to edge by the No. 7 Nebraska Cornhuskers in primetime at home in overtime 23-17. Though the Badgers have struggled to close out some close games thus far this season, they wouldn’t be denied in their second ESPN night game...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
October 30, 2016

Wisconsin to play Leon Jacobs two ways with Chris Orr out

After moving Leon Jacobs to fullback earlier this year, Wisconsin will have him also play linebacker now that Chris Orr is out for the season. Wisconsin will now have Leon Jacobs play both ways. With starting inside linebacker Chris Orr lost for the season after suffering a torn ACL against LSU on the sophomore's first defensive snap and projected starter TJ Edwards still recovering...
Via Bucky's 5th Quarter
September 06, 2016

REPORT: Leon Jacobs moving back to inside linebacker

Perhaps this news shouldn’t be surprising given the depth issues at inside linebacker, but our recruiting partners at Badger247 are reporting that former outside and inside linebacker turned fullback will be moving back to inside linebacker for the coming weeks. With starter Chris Orr out for the season, along with the slow return of former starter T.J. Edwards depth at inside...
Via Madtown Badgers
September 06, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Leon Jacobs ejected for targeting on Troy QB

Wisconsin was doing some good work on defense, and that included the play of the linebackers. Leon Jacobs was even let loose to blitz off the edge. Except he was about one-tenth of a second too late on a sack attempt against Troy quarterback Brandon Silvers. Instead of the sack or big hit, Jacobs got a flag for targeting and let’s just say it was a rather “interesting” call...
Via Madtown Badgers
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Badgers LB Jacobs turns potential into performance in strong start

MADISON, Wis. -- The difference between high potential and high performance is significant, and before Saturday, Leon Jacobs fell into the former category. He had all the physical tools to excel but had yet to showcase those skills consistently on the big stage of an important college football game. Now? Let's just say Jacobs made a notable statement. "Leon proved today that he's...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Inside man: Jacobs using insight from Borland to play LB

MADISON, Wis. -- When Wisconsin's coaching staff switched Leon Jacobs to inside linebacker for the first time last spring, he sought out the one man he believed could help ease the transition more than any other. And with Chris Borland remaining on campus simply to train before the NFL Draft, he had plenty of time to offer some much-needed wisdom. Jacobs and Borland met two or three...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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