2015 Wisconsin Badgers Fall Camp Preview: Special Teams

Wisconsin Badgers fans likely don’t need a reminder of just how important special teams play can be after recent years. A once solid kicking game went south, but the arrival of a pudgy Brazilian kicker with some flair made things all better last year. Previous Previews: Quarterback | Defensive Line | Running Backs | Secondary | Wide Receiver/Tight End | Offensive Line | Linebackers...
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August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Waive WR Eli Rogers Injured To Make Room For WR Kenzel Doe

Earlier in the day we passed along the word that former Wisconsin wide receiver Kenzel Doe was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers and now the team had made that move official. To make room for Doe on the 90 man roster, the Steelers waived undrafted rookie wide receiver Eli Rogers... The post Steelers Waive WR Eli Rogers Injured To Make Room For WR Kenzel Doe appeared first on Steelers...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Sign WR/KR Kenzel Doe

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed WR/KR Kenzel Doe to a contract on Wednesday, according to his Twitter account. Blessed to officially be a part of the @steelers organization. #steelernation — Kenzel Doe (@kdoe_3) August 5, 2015 Doe wound up going undrafted out of Wisconsin a few months ago and this is the first reported interest ... The post...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Steelers Sign WR/KR Kenzel Doe

The Pittsburgh Steelers will apparently make one transaction on Wednesday as wide receiver Kenzel Doe has announced on Twitter that he has signed with the team. Doe went undrafted this year after catching 42 passes for 379 yards and one touchdown during his college career at Wisconsin, where he also... The post Steelers Sign WR/KR Kenzel Doe appeared first on Steelers Depot by Dave...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Boom or Bust: Looking Back at Wisconsin Badgers 2011 recruiting class

Everyone knows the lifeblood of any program comes on the recruiting trail, but getting players on campus and to sign on the dotted line is a far cry from meaning success or failure. The other half of the equation is how the recruiting class plays once on campus. A two-star recruit can become a star, while that highly rated four-star recruit never pans out the way the recruiting services...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 National Signing Day: Andrew James profile

#Badgers Highlights: WR Andrew James #NSD — Badger Football (@BadgerFootball) February 4, 2015 Senior Stats: 29 receptions, 685 yards, 9 TDs, 23.6 ypc Video Proof: Our View: Kenzel Doe was maddening, both in a brilliant and awful way, as a returner and receiver for the Badgers. However, his time in Madison is up and that means a new kick/punt returner...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin football rewind: Special teams edition

With the college football season officially over following last week’s national title game, it’s time to reflect on the year that was for Wisconsin. Last week, we reviewed Wisconsin’s offense and defense. In the third edition of Wisconsin football rewind, we will break down the Badgers’ special teams unit from 2014. It was a mixed bag for Wisconsin’s special teams this...
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking ahead to the Badgers in 2015: Offense

The book has barely closed on Wisconsin's 2014 football season, but that doesn't mean we can't look ahead to 2015. After all, it's already been seven days since the Outback Bowl. The Badgers will lose several key pieces off a team that finished 11-3, won the Big Ten West Division and captured its first bowl victory since 2009. Other players will return to try and solidify their roles...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 14

The final edition of this feature for the 2014 season (hold your applause) is a lot more palatable than the pentultimat one, I'm sure. Some interesting tidbits from the Auburn game include: -- In a game in which center Dan Voltz was lost due to injury (and early), Melvin Gordon had a season-high six carries up the middle (i.e. over the center spot) -- Corey Clement had run left wide...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Badgers seniors knew quickly they wanted Alvarez to coach bowl game

MADISON, Wis. -- The words that rocked Wisconsin's football program yet again had settled in the air, and what remained was stunned silence from players. An impromptu team meeting inside the McClain Athletic Facility last Wednesday had resulted in head coach Gary Andersen informing his group that he was leaving to take over Oregon State's program. Andersen thanked players for their...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 13

Yeah, I know you'd just as soon as forget about Satuday's debacle than be reminded of it. But that's the thing about a weekly feature -- you do it every week. One thing from this past game: Melvin Gordon was given an additional 7 yards lost after he fumbled. Wisconsin had the ball at the 12 and Gordon lost a yard and fumbled. Joey Bosa picked it up at the 4. In accordance with NCAA...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Late in difficult season, Badgers WR Wheelwright seizing opportunities

MADISON, Wis. -- Rob Wheelwright brimmed with optimism in early August at the thought of developing into Wisconsin's go-to wide receiver on a unit in desperate need of playmakers. He possessed graceful route running, an improving set of hands and -- most important -- a healthy body. That is, until he didn't. Just when it appeared Wheelwright was ready to crack the playing rotation...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Clement plays through pain, stings Gophers

MADISON, Wis. -- If Corey Clement was being honest with himself -- really honest -- even he had to admit the odds of him playing in Wisconsin's most significant game of the season Saturday were slim to none. "Really, I wasn't supposed to play today unless I was really needed," Clement would say. Turns out, Clement was needed. And he came through in a big way. Clement did not appear...
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Minnesota Gophers: Preview, predictions and prognostications

When: Saturday, Nov. 29, 2:30pm CTWhere: Madison, WI; Camp Randall StadiumTV: ABCRadio: Badger Sports NetworkLast Meeting: Wisconsin Win, 20-7 (2013)All-Time Series: Gophs leads 59-56-8 Position Breakdowns: Wisconsin Pass Offense vs. Gophs Pass Defense: UW Passing Stats: 1,559 yards, 12 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 14.17 yards per game, 11.5 yards per catchGophs Pass D Stats...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 11

An interesting thing occurred for Wisconsin against Iowa last Saturday. The Badgers handed the ball off 33 times and Melvin Gordon received 31 of those. The other two hand-offs both lost yards. Yes, Tanner McEvoy also ran the ball, but, as mentioned way back in the beginning, I don't track QB runs as they can come on scrambles and such, plus sacks count as rush yards. Maybe that...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Halftime Thoughts: Wisconsin 16, Iowa 3

IOWA CITY — It was a pretty good first quarter for Iowa.It was not a good first half.The second-quarter yardage: Wisconsin 146, Iowa 46.In second-quarters this season, the Badgers have outscored their foes, 136-20. In second-quarters this season, the Hawkeyes have been outscored, 105-61.By the way, Wisconsin has outpointed opponents in third-quarters, 132-30.Luck usually evens...
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November 22, 2014

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 10

I've often wondered how a player accumulates 300 yards rushing in a game. I never imagined 400 (or 408, to be exact). But now we know. To say the least, when Melvin Gordon ran outside against Nebraska, good things happened (as it usuall does). So without further adieu, here's how Wisconsin's numbers broke down against the Husker and the totals for the season. (Key: LI = left inside...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Badgers' defense holds strong vs. No. 16 Nebraska

MADISON, Wis. -- Members of Wisconsin's defense would've been well within their rights to start pointing fingers in every direction early in Saturday's game against Nebraska. A fumble, a botched punt and another fumble gave the Cornhuskers three possessions in Badgers territory -- with an average starting field position of the 34-yard line. Those three possessions resulted in 17...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin Badgers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers: Preview, predictions and prognostications

When: Saturday, Nov. 15, 2:30pm CTWhere: Camp Randall Stadium; Madison, WITV: ESPNRadio: Badger Sports NetworkLast Meeting: Wisconsin Win, 70-31 (2012 Big Ten Championship game)All-Time Series: Tied, 4-4 Position Breakdowns: Wisconsin Pass Offense vs. Nebraska Pass Defense: UW Passing Stats: 1,374 yards, 11 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 152.7 yards per game, 11.7 yards per...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 9

One of the advantages to tracking statistical tendencies is you can see when something different occurs. For example, before last week's game, Melvin Gordon had run wide right (as in a jet sweep-type run) just twice and for all of 1 yards combined. Against Purdue, he had two of those kind of runs and gained 62 yards. OK, now let's get right to the numbers after this reminder on keys...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Purdue pregame notes

Here's some notes, stats and tidbits in advance of Saturday's Wisconsin Badgers game at the Purdue Boilermakers: -- This is the 82nd meeting between Wisconsin and Purdue. Wisconsin leads the all-time series 44-29-8 including 19-17-3 in West Lafayette, Ind. -- The Badgers own an eight-game winning streak over the Boilermakers. Wisconsin hasn't lost at Purdue since 1997 (five-game...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 8

A quick note before we get into the numbers. These stats I list are not my opinions. I try to do my best in determing accuracy. But there are times where I have to make a decision. This often comes up with dropped passes. This past week, I determined more than usual. My basic tenet is if it hits a player in the hand(s) and isn't caught, it is a drop. There are always exceptions...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Rutgers pregame notes

Here are some notes, tidbits and stats leading up to Saturday's Wisconsin Badgers-Rutgers Scarlet Knights game: -- This is the first meeting between Wisconsin and Rutgers. -- Wisconsin has won 26 consecutive games which start at 11 a.m. CT. -- The Badgers are 2-0-1 in road games when playing a new Big Ten foe for the first time. Overall, Wisconsin is 10-1-1 in opening matchups vs...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Badgers ran and passed: Game 7

One thing seems to remain constant for Wisconsin when running the ball is success when running outside of the left tackle. That remained true against Maryland despite not having the usual lofty rush average Badgers running backs have been used to lately. (In fact, Melvin Gordon didn't have a rush of 10+ yards until his final two carries, both of which went for more than 20 yards...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Maryland pregame notes

A few notes, tidbits and stats heading into Saturday's game between the Wisconsin Badgers and Maryland Terrapins at Camp Randall Stadium. -- This is the first meeting between Wisconsin and Maryland. -- The Badgers are unbeaten when playing a new Big Ten foe for the first time and the game is played in Madison (of course, the majority of these were from 1896-1913). Overall, Wisconsin...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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