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Wisconsin football: Positions at linebacker, offensive line still up in the air during Saturday's practice

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Alec Ingold played well again at inside linebacker on Saturday, while the Big Ten Network stopped by Badgers camp for a visit.

The Wisconsin Badgers held their sixth practice of the 2015 fall camp season on a warm and humid morning on Saturday. Due to the temperatures on the field at Camp Randall Stadium -- according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Jeff Potrykus, with a temperature range of nearly 147 degrees per his discussion with Wisconsin strength and conditioning coach Ross Kolodziej -- head coach Paul Chryst and his team practiced on the field north of the stadium for another day.

Though B5Q correspondents couldn't make it down to Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, articles from many media who attended showed more mixing and matching at both the offensive line and inside linebacker positions. As always, follow not just B5Q but all the Badgers beat writers/insiders:

True freshmen continue to get reps with first-team defense

Though the Badgers have projected starters at inside linebacker with junior Leon Jacobs and redshirt freshman T.J. Edwards, both are still out with injuries. This opened the door for more valuable reps for those competing for playing time during the season. Yesterday, senior Kellen Jones and redshirt freshman Ryan Connolly received the majority of the reps as starters at inside linebacker. Today, true freshmen Alec Ingold and Chris Orr ran primarily with the ones, and performed well. Veldhuis also noted how the young players responded well ($).

Offensive line shuffling

With three starting spots already locked down at left tackle, center and right guard, the competition for left guard and right tackle will continue to heat up and be of interest heading into next week.

Heilprin noted the coaching staff held out fifth-year senior (and presumed front-runner at left guard) Ray Ball, allowing junior Walker Williams to jump in with the first-team offense.

With redshirt sophomore Hayden Biegel sitting out of practice with a head injury sustained during Friday's practice, redshirt Beau Benzschawel took over at right tackle.

Other Observations

Big Ten Network watches Wisconsin practice

BTN stopped by Madison on its cross-conference tour on Saturday. Dave Revsine, Howard Griffith, Gerry DiNardo and Tom Dienhart, among others, observed the Badgers' weekend practice.