MICHAEL CAPUTO NEWS

Notebook: Andersen hopes youth serves Badgers well, especially at WR

CHICAGO -- Questions abound at this stage of the college football season, and Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen is no different than many fans in his desire to find some answers about his team. Who will play quarterback? Who will start opposite Michael Caputo at safety? Who will emerge as a third running back behind Melvin Gordon and Corey Clement to provide his stars some relief? But...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers positional preview: Safeties

  This is the ninth 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: safeties Rating (1-to-10 scale): 6 Projected starters: Michael Caputo (redshirt junior), Peniel Jean (redshirt senior) Key backups: Leo Musso (redshirt sophomore), Nate Hammon (redshirt sophomore),...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Badgers No. 4: Michael Caputo

  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
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Baby Badgers: Getting to know the 2016 tight end offers

The heat is turning up, both on the thermometer and on the recruiting trail. While 2015 players are getting a lot of attention, Wisconsin is building early relationships that could pay off in the 2016 recruiting class. To that end, we’re previewing who Wisconsin has offers out to so far in that class and introducing you to their video and recruitment as we hear it. After previewing...
Via Madtown Badgers
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Badgers Spring Football Preview: Linebackers

As our preview series continues on, it's time to turn our attention to the final defensive group of the spring. After looking at the tight ends and wide receivers over the last few days, it's the most pivotal group for the changes Wisconsin is hoping to make in its defensive style.  Of course, we're talking about the linebackers, who must be aggressive in attacking...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Badgers LB corps loses experience, but gains athleticism

MADISON, Wis. -- Many names Wisconsin football fans have grown accustomed to seeing in the middle of the Badgers' defense in recent years are gone now. Borland. Kelly. Armstrong. O'Neill. Those four departed linebackers accounted for 239 tackles and 12.5 sacks last season. So, what's a linebacker corps to do? Retool and establish a different mindset with the same goals...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Badgers Spring Football Preview: Secondary

Our spring preview continues as practices are just a few days old. We've already talked about the special teams and previewed the offensive line, today we take a look at a position group that seems to have been under constant change over the past three years or so.  The hope for Wisconsin's defense is to find a secondary that will help it become the more aggressive version...
Via Madtown Badgers
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Big changes coming to Badgers' defense, especially secondary

MADISON, Wis. -- By most any measure, Wisconsin produced one of the elite defenses in all of college football during Dave Aranda's first season in charge as defensive coordinator. The Badgers ranked No. 7 in total defense (305.1 yards per game), sixth in scoring defense (16.3 points per game) and fifth in rushing defense (102.5 yards). The problem, of course, is that just when...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Caputo to return to Badgers for Capital One Bowl

The search for answers as to what went wrong against Penn State have led some to point to the missing presence of safety Michael Caputo. According to a report by Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Caputo will be back in the lineup for the Capital One Bowl.  Raise your hands if you expected or knew that it was Caputo who was second on the Badgers in tackles this...
Via Madtown Badgers
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

5 things: What happened to the Badgers defense we knew?

MADISON, Wis. -- If you are of the mindset that most bowl games are merely glorified exhibitions, then Wisconsin's 31-24 senior day loss against Penn State on Saturday won't be all that upsetting. The Badgers are still headed to a New Year's Day bowl game -- it just won't be on the prestige level of the Orange Bowl. Wisconsin assured itself of that after being outplayed...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

5 things: What happened to the Badgers defense we knew?

MADISON, Wis. -- If you are of the mindset that most bowl games are merely glorified exhibitions, then Wisconsin's 31-24 senior day loss against Penn State on Saturday won't be all that upsetting. The Badgers are still headed to a New Year's Day bowl game -- it just won't be on the prestige level of the Orange Bowl. Wisconsin assured itself of that after being outplayed...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgering the MTB Staff: Illini who?

This weekend the Badgers play their third night game of the season....against the mighty Fighting Illini from our Friendly Illinois Buddies. Over the last few years the Badgers and Illini have played some crazy games, despite the final scores indicating a butt kicking.  So, what does our collection of prognosticators think for this weekend? Well, before we get there, let...
Via Madtown Badgers
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Learning curve getting easier for No. 25 Wisconsin

The learning curve is getting easier at Wisconsin. The 25th-ranked Badgers (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) are hitting their collective stride after dominating Northwestern 35-6 over the weekend. Coach Gary Andersen switched to a 3-4 scheme and installed new packages in his first year in Madison. It's been a learning process, but Wisconsin is rolling now. The Badgers never let up and finished...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Sunday Hangover: Ludwig, Aranda impress as much as anyone in Badgers win over Northwestern

As the saying goes—players make plays. However, coaches are the ones responsible for putting players in position to make those plays and on Saturday what Andy Ludwig and Dave Aranda did was as impressive as anything the players did on the field.  Things didn't go as scripted in the first few series' of action for the Badgers offense and it was clear Northwestern had...
Via Madtown Badgers
October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers appreciate safety Michael Caputo's toughness

MADISON, Wis. -- Ask any of Michael Caputo's teammates or coaches, and the first word used to describe him is tough. It is perhaps his greatest quality on the football field for Wisconsin, where he is unafraid to stick his neck into a play and unleash a bone-rattling hit on any player who squeezes into the secondary. Being tough has served Caputo well in his football career...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers appreciate safety Michael Caputo's toughness

MADISON, Wis. -- Ask any of Michael Caputo's teammates or coaches, and the first word used to describe him is tough. It is perhaps his greatest quality on the football field for Wisconsin, where he is unafraid to stick his neck into a play and unleash a bone-rattling hit on any player who squeezes into the secondary. Being tough has served Caputo well in his football career...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 25, 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

Badgers scrimmage No. 1 primer

It's scrimmage number one of camp today and lucky for everyone involved the scrimmage will be open to the public. It's your first chance to take a glimpse at what this team looks like after one week of camp and it's also the first time this fall that the players will be under major pressure.  According to head coach Gary Andersen the QB's won't be fully hit...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Surprises highlight opening of Badgers camp

(Photo Courtesy Badger247) Wisconsin has started training camp and following the first few practices those in attendance saw a few surprise things and head coach Gary Andersen had a bit of fun with Chris Borland and his athletic ability. Here are today's news and notes from Day 1 of camp. After the news and notes you can see the complete video for yourselves below. News...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Camping with the Badgers 2013: Secondary

T-minus one day to go until camp opens up and we get a glimpse of what this team looks like after a full summer spent in the playbook and sorting positions out. Well, today here at MTB the one day to go signal means it's time to wrap up our "Camping with the Badgers" series with a triple dose of all things Bucky.  Starting it off is the position group almost every...
Via Madtown Badgers
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers hope they have safeties in numbers

This is the ninth in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Wisconsin football team's Aug. 5 start of practice. TODAY'S POSITION: SAFETIES Rating (1-to-10 scale): 6 Projected starter(s): Dezmen Southward (redshirt senior) Key backups: Michael Caputo (redshirt sophomore), Jeff Lewis (redshirt junior), T.J. Reynard (sophomore), Michael Trotter (redshirt junior), Kyle...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers hope they have safeties in numbers

This is the ninth in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Wisconsin football team's Aug. 5 start of practice. TODAY'S POSITION: SAFETIES Rating (1-to-10 scale): 6 Projected starter(s): Dezmen Southward (redshirt senior) Key backups: Michael Caputo (redshirt sophomore), Jeff Lewis (redshirt junior), T.J. Reynard (sophomore), Michael Trotter (redshirt junior), Kyle...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers face major issues at Safety as Vercher has transcript issues

Remember last week when I said it wasn't time to start worrying much with the transfer of Reggie Mitchell out of the program? Well, you can feel free to worry a TON now as there are multiple reports indicating that incoming JUCO transfer Donnell Vercher will not be incoming after all.  It appears that there are issues with his transcripts (not grade related folks) at the...
Via Madtown Badgers
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Motivated to Go

In just his second year in the program, redshirt freshman Michael Caputo has put himself in position to be a contributor to Wisconsin's 2012 success.
Via wisconsin.scout.com
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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