Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst met with media for his weekly Monday press conference, discussing a few depth chart changes and injury updates on Dan Voltz, Taiwan Deal and more.
Regarding the depth chart changes, redshirt freshman Beau Benzschawel is now the starter at right tackle. Benzschawel returned from a knee injury and played in Saturday's win over Nebraska, his first collegiate action of which Chryst was complimentary. At right guard, redshirt freshman Micah Kapoi precedes an "OR" before junior Walker Williams, who rotated at right tackle with Benzschawel on Saturday. At wide receiver, junior wide receiver Rob Wheelwright is listed ahead of senior Tanner McEvoy at the first-team wide receiver spot opposite Alex Erickson.
Voltz, Wisconsin's center, went down late in Saturday's win. The Badgers did not give an update on his injury after the game, but he is still listed at his usual first-team spot on the depth chart.
During the press conference, Chryst said Voltz has a sprain and will play with a brace. Regarding Voltz's status for Saturday's game against Purdue, Chryst said his availability will be made clear later in the week. Voltz started all 14 game last season and played in 11 during his redshirt-freshman season in 2013.
PC on O-line injuries: "We've had guys step up and step in. It's the hand you're dealt and guys have been helpful to each other" #Badgers— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) October 12, 2015
As for Deal, Wisconsin's No. 2 running back behind junior Dare Ogunbowale, Chryst said the redshirt freshman was "questionable" for Purdue. Deal was limited by an ankle injury against Nebraska, rushing four times for 8 yards.
PC on Taiwan Deal: "We'll see during the week. It was disappointing to him because he was looking forward to playing."— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) October 12, 2015
Also, Wisconsin landed a verbal commitment from four-star safety Eric Burrell pretty much during Chryst's presser. Read more about Burrell here.