The Badgers released their official depth chart Monday and your starting quarterback is... Russell Wilson.
There weren't many surprises on the depth chart, but there are a few interesting notes to point out:
- Montee Ball and James White are still listed as co-starters. I don't think this is going to change, even when the season starts. The offensive coaching staff always promotes healthy competition between the running backs, often rewarding that week's start to the guy who had the best week of practice. This worked last year, so why change it?
- Jon Budmayr is still listed as Wilson's backup, which could be a good sign for his injured throwing arm.
- Ethan Hemer is listed as a starting defensive tackle ahead of Jordan Kohout. No one saw that coming when training camp started, but Hemer benefited from a injury to Kohout and has impressed since taking over with the No. 1s. The coaches are rewarding hard work and pushing Kohout to keep up.
Game preparation starts Friday so there are still three practices to sort some things out on the depth chart, but for the most part the depth chart looks like what we projected at the start of training camp. That's a good thing.