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Badgers positional preview: Cornerbacks

  This is the eighth in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Wisconsin football team's Aug. 4 start of practice. You can find the entire series here. Today's position: Cornerbacks Rating (1-to-10 scale): 7 Projected starters: Sojourn Shelton (sophomore), Darius Hillary (redshirt junior) Key backups: Devin Gaulden (redshirt junior), T.J. Reynard (junior), Terrance Floyd...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Badgers No. 16: Darius Hillary

  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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

What to look for as Badgers head into spring practice

What to look for as Badgers head into spring practice A new era of college football begins this fall as the BCS is no more and the top four teams will now compete in a playoff to determine the National Champion. Teams have already begun gathering for spring practice and the Wisconsin Badgers begin their spring camp Wednesday. The Badgers head into their 2014 season with holes in...
Via isportsweb.com
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Notes: Even-Keeled Cornerbacks

After struggling to contain a spread offense with speedy skill players two weeks ago, Wisconsin's two young cornerbacks will have another strong challenge on its hands, but head coach Gary Andersen sees Sojourn Shelton and Darius Hillary having a steady approach in the days leading up to No.23 Wisconsin's game at No.4 Ohio State.
Via wisconsin.scout.com
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin's secondary much improved against woeful Purdue

MADISON, Wis. -- Darius Hillary figured he'd see a few back-shoulder throws on the sideline and maybe watch Purdue test his fellow defensive backs with deep balls. He was sure the Boilermakers had watched enough film from last week's Arizona State game to try to replicate that success. Neither of those developments occurred during No. 24 Wisconsin's 41-10 victory on...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin's secondary much improved against Purdue

MADISON, Wis. -- Darius Hillary figured he'd see a few back-shoulder throws on the sideline and maybe watch Purdue test his fellow defensive backs with deep balls. He was sure the Boilermakers had watched enough film from last week's Arizona State game to try to replicate that success. Neither of those developments occurred during No. 24 Wisconsin's 41-10 victory on...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers' secondary must learn quickly from mistakes

MADISON, Wis. -- The day was coming when members of Wisconsin's secondary would be tested for the first time this season. And, as it turned out, it proved to be a day of reckoning. Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly victimized the secondary for 352 yards passing during a 32-30 victory on Saturday night -- the first 300-yard performance against Wisconsin since 2009. He threw...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers' secondary must learn quickly from mistakes

MADISON, Wis. -- The day was coming when members of Wisconsin's secondary would be tested for the first time this season. And, as it turned out, it proved to be a day of reckoning. Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly victimized the secondary for 352 yards passing during a 32-30 victory on Saturday night -- the first 300-yard performance against Wisconsin since 2009. He threw...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Wisconsin shuts down Tennessee Tech

Melvin Gordon ran for 140 yards and a score, and No. 21 Wisconsin's overpowering defense got its second straight shutout in a 48-0 win over FCS school Tennessee Tech on Saturday. Joel Stave was 24 of 29 for 219 yards with three touchdowns and an interception, while defensive back Darius Hillary set the tone early by forcing a fumble that set up a score for the Badgers (2-0)...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers release 1st depth chart of 2013, Shelton named starter

Monday before the opening game is always like Christmas for those of us covering college football teams, mainly because we sit in anticipation of the release of depth charts like kids waiting for their parents to get up to open presents under the tree.  Well, the first Badgers depth chart was released just a bit ago and there were a few surprises contained within it.  ...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Despite roster turnover, Badgers still expect solid pass defense

MADISON, Wis. -- Judging from all the talk about Wisconsin's secondary this season, you'd think the entire unit was a bunch of second-rate players that would be better served playing somewhere in the Sun Belt Conference. But perception, they would like the worrywarts of the world to know, is not necessarily reality. Pundits consider the Badgers' front seven to be especially...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Despite roster turnover, Badgers still expect solid pass defense

MADISON, Wis. -- Judging from all the talk about Wisconsin's secondary this season, you'd think the entire unit was a bunch of second-rate players that would be better served playing somewhere in the Sun Belt Conference. But perception, they would like the worrywarts of the world to know, is not necessarily reality. Pundits consider the Badgers' front seven to be especially...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Bridging the Gap

Question marks have surrounded the cornerback position since both of Wisconsin's starters graduated following the 2013 Rose Bowl. After playing in every game last season, sophomore Darius Hillary is ready to step in and pick up the slack.
Via wisconsin.scout.com
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

T.J. Reynard practicing patience in Badgers secondary

MADISON, Wis. -- T.J. Reynard is suffering from an identity crisis of sorts on the football field. And one week into Wisconsin's fall practices, he is still attempting to reconcile the differences in his head. On one hand, he recognizes the Badgers' coaching staff wants to make use of his talents as a cornerback. Yet Reynard, a junior college transfer, also believes his...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

T.J. Reynard practicing patience in Badgers secondary

MADISON, Wis. -- T.J. Reynard is suffering from an identity crisis of sorts on the football field. And one week into Wisconsin's fall practices, he is still attempting to reconcile the differences in his head. On one hand, he recognizes the Badgers' coaching staff wants to make use of his talents as a cornerback. Yet Reynard, a junior college transfer, also believes his...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgering the MTB Staff: Underrated Stories heading into 2013

We've come to our final segment in our Preseason burning questions edition of "Badgering the MTB Staff" and after looking into what will happen with the new 3-4 defense, just how important a 2nd WR option is, what the chances are for a UW four-peat as B1G Champions, and who the heck will be the starting quarterback it's now time to dive into the really deep end...
Via Madtown Badgers
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Patience pays off for Reynard, Badgers' newest recruit

Steve Carson had been through the college football recruiting mill enough to know a top-level Division I athlete when he saw one. Carson, the head coach at Independence (Kan.) Community College, knew safety T.J. Reynard fit such a bill. So while Reynard sweated out scholarship offers from lesser D-I schools following his freshman season at Independence, Carson offered some helpful...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Patience pays off for Reynard, Badgers' newest recruit

Steve Carson had been through the college football recruiting mill enough to know a top-level Division I athlete when he saw one. Carson, the head coach at Independence (Kan.) Community College, knew safety T.J. Reynard fit such a bill. So while Reynard sweated out scholarship offers from lesser D-I schools following his freshman season at Independence, Carson offered some helpful...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Secondary shows it's metal in Badgers spring game, could be surprise group of Spring ball

Coming into the spring game one of the biggest question marks for this team had to be the secondary. Not only are they replacing long-time starters and three of the four starters, but there wasn't a lot of experience or depth ready to take over... at least that was the narrative.  In the annual Badgers spring game that's not what those in attendance witnessed. Instead...
Via Madtown Badgers
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

UW secondary lacking experience, not courage

MADISON, Wis. If you do the math, it isn't difficult to spot Wisconsin's perceived weak link in the defense as the 2013 football season approaches. Six of the Badgers' front seven will be back. One of the Badgers' back four returns. When opponents study the tape, they're sure to salivate at the prospect of facing an inexperienced secondary. But Badgers safety...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

UW secondary lacking experience, not courage

MADISON, Wis. If you do the math, it isn't difficult to spot Wisconsin's perceived weak link in the defense as the 2013 football season approaches. Six of the Badgers' front seven will be back. One of the Badgers' back four returns. When opponents study the tape, they're sure to salivate at the prospect of facing an inexperienced secondary. But Badgers safety...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Bielema offers roster update heading into opener

With the Wisconsin football team less than a week away from opening its season against Northern Iowa at Camp Randall Stadium, the roster is still taking shape. Head coach Bret Bielema clarified the status of several positions on the depth chart during a press conference Monday at the Camp Randall Media Center. Defensive back Peniel Jean will be out 4-6 weeks with a fractured...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Any Way Possible

Darius Hillary has always found a way to get on the field more and more, a trait that dates back to high school. So when the Wisconsin coaching staff moved him from cornerback to free safety in order for him to get on the field quicker, the redshirt freshman jumped at the opportunity.
Via wisconsin.scout.com
August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Bielema talks UW on Media Day

Addressing the position changes of Darius Hillary to safety and Derek Watt to fullback, the issues surrounding the quarterback position and Montee Ball and the potential transfer of Joe Brennan, Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema covered a lot of ground in his media day news conference.
Via wisconsin.scout.com
August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Chemistry Looking Good in First Week of Camp

Heading into fall camp one of the biggest question marks on defense was whether or not the new starters could gel quickly to form a cohesive unit, well after nearly a full week of camp the Badgers secondary and defense in general are well on their way to doing just that according to Bret Bielema on Friday. "I've been impressed with the communication. Now, we don't know...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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