Badgers last in football recruiting budget, so what?

After hearing the news a few days ago that the Wisconsin Badgers were dead last in football recruiting budget there was a segment of the fan base that had to feel a lot like Jerry McGuire: In fact, many were screaming for Wisconsin to up the ante on the recruiting trail but few stopped to ask the important question — will an increased recruiting budget equal more wins on the football...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

On the nose: Badgers desperate to develop depth at nose guard

MADISON, Wis. -- Gary Andersen likes to say he calls things on his football team like he sees it. So when asked last week to assess the status of his nose guards, the Badgers' second-year coach didn't hold back. "I don't know how much of a battle it is right now, but I know it's not where we need to be," Andersen said then. "Right now, Warren (Herring) will probably have to play...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

5 freshman x-factors for Wisconsin Badgers football in 2014

We’re under a month until the Wisconsin Badgers put the pads on and begin the journey to Houston, Texas to take on LSU. After ending the 2013 season on a two-game losing streak, this spring and summer has been all about forging a new path forward under Gary Andersen. UW faces life without James White, Jared Abbrederis, Chris Borland, Beau Allen and a host of other major contributors...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Badgers No. 15: Warren Herring

  Wisconsin Badgers beat writer Jesse Temple will be analyzing 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...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Football: Defensive line preview

There will be three new faces on the defensive line when Wisconsin takes the field Aug. 30 for the season opener against LSU. Just one year removed from transitioning to a 3-4 defense, the Badgers must not only replace the three primary starters from the trenches—Beau Allen, Ethan Hemer and Pat Muldoon—but also their top backup, Tyler Dippel. Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda...
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Locally Sourced Talk: opining on the Badgers in the 2014 NFL Draft

It was a long wait for the first Badger to come off the board, but when Mr. Irrelevant was finally announced the University of Wisconsin added five more players to the ranks of the NFL. For all five players and their families this weekend is all about celebration of lifelong dreams. However, on the field is what is really going to matter and we all know that not everyone will be...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Evaluating Eagles Day Three Picks

The Eagles entered the day with many remaining needs. After finding a pass rusher in the first round and addressing the wide receiver position in the second in third round, the day three focus was on the defensive side of the ball. The Eagles still needed help at linebacker and in the secondary and it was also believed they may look to add some depth along the offensive line. Outside...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Recapping the final day of Eagles draft….

Here’s the Morse Code summary of Rounds 4 through 7 for the Eagles: Eagles Close Out Draft With NT Beau Allen Kelly: Bryce Brown Gets An Opportunity (traded to Buffalo for a 4th next year) Eagles Add S Ed Reynolds In Fifth Round Fifth Round: Eagles Take DE Taylor Hart Eagles Kick Off Third Day With DB Jaylen Watkins The CBS Sports treatment for the late round selections: With the...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things you need to know about Philadelphia Eagles’ NT Beau Allen

The Philadelphia Eagles took Wisconsin NT Beau Allen with their seventh and final pick (No. 224 overall) in the NFL draft. Allen played against Chip Kelly in the Rose Bowl a few years ago, and is a massive body who will help against the run. Here are five things you need to know about Allen. 1. He’s a pretty funny Tweeter. Seriously, go check him out. 2. In his spare time, Allen...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouting Report: Beau Allen, DT

The Eagles needed depth on the defensive line and ultimately needed to use the draft to improve defensively. They did that again with their final pick. With the 224th selection, the Eagles took Beau Allen, a 6'3", 333-pound nose tackle out of Wisconsin. Never heard of the newest Eagles lineman? Here's his scouting report. A typical depth selection on the line, this pick gives the...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles select DT Beau Allen with 224th pick

The Eagles have made their final selection for the 2014 NFL Draft. With the 224th overall pick, the Eagles selected defensive tackle Beau Allen from Wisconson. Allen recorded 20 total tackles, including two for loss and 1.5 sacks in his senior season at Wisconsin. In his four-year career at Wisconsin, Allen recorded eight sacks, 15 tackles for loss and 94 total tackles. He also had...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan reaction to the Philadelphia Eagles’ selection of NT Beau Allen

With the No. 224 overall pick of the NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Wisconsin NT Beau Allen. He’ll add much needed beef and depth behind starter Bennie Logan Here’s how Twitter reacted to the selection: Welcome DT @Beau_Allen to the @Eagles! #FlyEaglesFly #EaglesNation — Alexandria Semmler (@ALeighSem) May 10, 2014 You wanted a giant nose tackle and you got one...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Draft Wisconsin Defensive Tackle Beau Allen in the Seventh Round

With their final pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Eagles drafted Wisconsin defensive tackle Beau Allen with the 224th overall selection. Allen is your traditional anchoring nose tackle at 6-2 and 333 pounds. At Wisconsin, he played in all 54 games, making 26 starts over his final two seasons. As a senior, he was an All-Big Ten honorable mention. He is built low to the ground is known...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers mock draft rounds 5-7

The 2014 NFL Draft is slowly, creeping this way and we’ll all finally stop predicting where players will go, but how well they will do with their new team. This has been one of the more unpredictable drafts in recent memory, due in large part to the many opinions on the top quarterbacks. I’ve seen as many as five quarterbacks projected in a given mock draft all the way to just...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA OLB Anthony Barr Visiting Steelers Monday

  Aaron Wilson reports that UCLA OLB Anthony Barr is visiting with the Steelers on Monday. Wilson adds that Wisconsin NT Beau Allen is also meeting with Pittsburgh on Monday. Barr has already met with the Titans, Falcons, Cowboys, Vikings and Eagles. However, there is some question about his draft stock moving forward. Former NFL scout John Middlekauff mentioned Monday...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Terrible Podcast – Talking Anthony Barr Visit, Future Of Terrelle Pryor & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 96 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd start this show off by talking the two pre draft visitors that the Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting Monday as UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr and Wisconsin defensive tackle Beau Allen are reportedly both in town. With Barr in town, we also […] The Terrible Podcast – Talking Anthony Barr Visit, Future...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Notes: Monday

  Here’s a collection of reports from Monday regarding prospects visits, workouts and rumors:   South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney is visiting with the Texans on Monday. (NFLTR) Florida DT Dominique Easley is visiting with the Cowboys this week. (Todd Archer) ———– Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel is visiting with the Texans on Monday. (NFLTR) Buffalo OLB Khalil...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Hosting UCLA OLB Anthony Barr, Wisconsin DT Beau Allen For Monday Pre Draft Visits

We have known for a few weeks now that UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr would be making a pre draft visit to Pittsburgh to visit with the Steelers and Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest reports on Monday that he is now in town. Barr, who figures to be drafted at some point during the first […] Steelers Hosting UCLA OLB Anthony Barr, Wisconsin DT Beau Allen For Monday Pre Draft...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Notes: Friday

  Here’s a collection of reports from Friday regarding prospects visiting with NFL teams: Boise State DE/OLB Demarcus Lawrence has several pre-visits including: Redskins Cowboys, Vikings, Steelers, 49ers, Jets and Saints. (Adam Caplan) The Packers reportedly have Indiana WR Cody Latimer as the No. 4 receiver on their draft board. (Chris Trapasso) Wisconsin NT Beau...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Beau Allen: Lots of visits, confident on being drafted

In his latest blog post for, former Badgers DT Beau Allen describes what visiting an NFL team is like and gives his mindset after meeting with a plethora of clubs.
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Latest NFL mock drafts and where they have Badgers headed

The NFL Draft is still a little over a month away -- I know that might be hard to believe with the daily deluge of football news in the offseason -- but with the NFL Combine over with, Pro Days (for the most part) in the rearview mirror and free agency slowing down, I thought it might be a good time to take a look at some mock drafts from around the Internet and where they have some...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Beau Allen: I hope I surprised NFL teams, scouts

Obviously I wasn't at the combine and I really had to make the most of the Pro Day and had to make the most of my opportunity and I think I did that. I'm really happy with the way I performed overall. Looking back I wish I could have done better on one or two of the drills, but I'll take the times I got. I think everyone was for the most part really happy with my performance. I think...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Badgers Spring Football Preview: Defensive Line

When we last met to discuss what to look for this spring from the Badgers, we were talking the secondary. Well, it's time to keep it on the same side of the ball, and focus on the group that will need to be solid in order to help out the secondary. Yes, we're talking the other set of big men on the Badgers roster—the defensive linemen.  Having all three of your starters from...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Badgers Spring Football Preview: 5 burning questions

It may seem like the Badgers season ended just a few weeks ago, but the time to focus on 2014 is upon us. Come March 5, Gary Andersen will get to lead the 2014 version of the Badgers in drills for the first time.  After a 9-4 season and sending off a senior class with 39 wins, the 2014 version of the Badger football team will look a lot different. Sure, 1,600-yard rusher Melvin...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Beau Allen: Excited, ready -- and comfortable -- for Pro Day

I'm back in Madison, just trying to get everything tuned up before Pro Day. Hanging out at Camp Randall feels weird -- being back at Madison not as a student. But it's exciting and cool to see all the old teammates and all the other guys who were off training and tricking back for Pro Day. It's fun to talk to all the guys about what programs their doing and what college athletes...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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