Hard to imagine two weeks have come and gone already for the Wisconsin Badgers’ spring football schedule, isn’t it?
Six of the team’s 15 allotted spring practices have been completed, four of which have been open to the media. It is still really early on right now to make any significant judgments about what will happen starting on Aug. 31 against Western Kentucky, but we will discuss more on next week’s Bucky’s 5th Podcast about what I’ve seen and other media members have seen.
I hope to get to a couple of articles drafted up by Sunday night about Zack Baun’s return, Olive Sagapolu taking on more responsibility and the developing defensive line (#RealWorld has been crazy this past week). For now, here is a round-up of some of the features written by some of the best on the Wisconsin beat.
- On Thursday, I highlighted how Wisconsin’s cornerbacks played pretty aggressively in their last practice before spring break. The Wisconsin State Journal’s Jason Galloway looks at the youth seen with that position group in interviewing Madison Cone and Faion Hicks, as did Land of 10’s Jesse Temple.
- Inside linebacker T.J. Edwards spoke with a group of reporters on Thursday about returning to UW for his redshirt senior season. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jeff Potrykus highlighted the All-American’s decision process and upcoming goals.
- BadgerBlitz.com’s John Veldhuis looks at what stood out to him from Thursday’s practice ($).
Austin Ramesh to visit the Green Bay Packers
The versatile fullback, who can run, catch and block as seen throughout his Wisconsin career, with reportedly visit the home state Green Bay Packers on April 9—this according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein on Friday.
Back on March 14, B5Q stated Ramesh was one of the winners of Pro Day with his numbers, which included some impressive times in the 3-cone and 20-yard shuttle drills that would have placed him among the best at the running back position at the NFL Combine.
With spring football now in full swing, some prominent Badger-centric podcasts have returned. Don’t forget to listen to this week’s episode of Bucky’s 5th Podcast with outside linebackers Baun and Andrew Van Ginkel, along with Sagapolu.
Be sure to also check out the Wisconsin Sports Zone Network’s “The Camp,” with Zach Heilprin and Land of 10’s Temple, with interviews with Wisconsin tight end Jake Ferguson and safety Scott Nelson.
Jason Galloway brings back “The Red Zone,” with this week’s episode highlighting the first two weeks of Wisconsin’s defense with Veldhuis as his guest.