Wisconsin Badgers Spring Football 2015 Preview: Linebacker

The Wisconsin Badgers survived a quick transition to the 3-4 look in 2013, managed to survive a massive turnover in front of them in 2014 and the transition to Dave Aranda players is nearly complete heading in to 2014. However, the Badgers won’t have stalwarts like Marcus Trotter or Derek Landisch available anymore and that makes for a really young and interesting looking group...
Via Madtown Badgers
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 17 Wisconsin looks for defensive renewal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) It appears as if No. 17 Wisconsin will have some continuity on defense under new coach Paul Chryst. The Badgers' incoming offensive-minded leader can't make job offers to assistants because of a Dec. 29 application deadline, according to university hiring policies. Announcements about positions aren't expected until after Wisconsin's game Jan. 1 in the Outback...
Via Associated Press
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin bounces back to reach Big Ten title game

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Bouncing back from adversity has been a trademark all year for No. 11 Wisconsin. The season might have gone a little smoother if the Badgers hadn't had to dig themselves out of tough spots in the first place. Even so, coach Gary Andersen's squad is right where it had hoped to be when training camp began four months ago - on the verge of a Big Ten title. The Badgers...
Via Associated Press
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Trotter apologizes for way Badgers defense played

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Wisconsin's defense has been so good for so long this season that it's become almost expected the Badgers will dominate against any offensive scheme thrown their way. Given that Iowa's offense so similarly resembled Wisconsin's own offensive system, it seemed UW's defense would once again thrive. Perhaps that made the results so surprising Saturday. During No....
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin defense throttles Maryland in 52-7 rout

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Six-foot-3 nose guard Warren Herring stood tall at the line of scrimmage. Linebacker Marcus Trotter could not stop smiling after the game. Whole again with their two senior starters back from injuries, Wisconsin's defense put together a dominating performance on homecoming weekend at Camp Randall Stadium. Melvin Gordon rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns...
Via Associated Press
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers defense besieged by injuries, but still confident

MADISON, Wis. -- Less than one quarter into Saturday's game against Northwestern, Wisconsin lost two defensive starters for the rest of the day. Inside linebacker Marcus Trotter sustained a strained right groin, while cornerback Devin Gaulden dislocated his right wrist. Those facts alone could lead to Badgers players throwing a pity party for themselves following a 20-14 loss at...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers' Marcus Trotter taking full advantage of final collegiate campaign

MADISON, Wis. -- Perhaps you have heard that Marcus Trotter is not the most athletic linebacker this side of the Mississippi River. Maybe, as a Wisconsin football fan, you have said as much some time over the past five seasons. Trotter himself has dealt with such a stigma since his high school days, when few college coaches expressed an interest in his playing ability -- and the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Badgers No. 20: Marcus Trotter

  FOX Sports Wisconsin's Jesse Temple analyzes the 25 most important players to the Badgers' success in the 2014 season. Check back each weekday to see the latest player on the list. You can find every report here. Note: This is not a list of the team's 25 best players or a series about past success, but rather which of them means the most to how Wisconsin will fare this year. Criteria...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Football: Defense needs rebuilding

After making the transition to a 3-4 system, Wisconsin football boasted one of the best defenses in the nation in terms of both points and total yards allowed. But in order for that success to continue, the Badgers are going to need to overhaul a defense that lost its entire front seven to graduation. Linemen Beau Allen, Ethan Hemer, and Pat Muldoon, outside linebackers Ethan Armstrong...
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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