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Wisconsin football: Paul Chryst Monday media presser

Read up on the highlights from coach Chryst as the Badgers prep for Indiana.

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After yet another interruption to the season the Wisconsin Badgers turn the page to prep for the Indiana Hooisers in one of their last two contests for the regular season. Of course the cancellation to the Axe game is very disappointing, but coach Chryst did not seem to dwell on it too long as he sounded thankful to get some time with the players as they prep for Indiana this week.

To start the presser coach Chryst was asked his thoughts about the decision by cornerback Rachad Wildgoose who announced he was declaring for the NFL draft last week. According to Chryst it sounds like this decision was something Wildgoose had considered before the season, and after his injury he felt the timing was right to take that next step to the NFL.

After that the discussion moved to the return of wideouts Kendric Pryor and Danny Davis III. Last week it sounded like Pryor would return for Minnesota and Davis was questionable at best. This week it sounds pretty much the same as Chryst expects Pryor to be back, but will have to see how Davis progresses this week. Hopefully he can return as the Badgers sorely missed both players in their last game against Northwestern.

After that discussion the talk focused on Indiana, a team that looks to be in contention for the Big Ten East division title. Unfortunately for the Hooisers it appears they have lost starting quarterback Michael Penix Jr. for the season due to an ACL injury. Redshirt sophomore Jack Tuttle will likely be the starter on Saturday. He joined the Hooisers this season after transferring in from the University of Utah.

No matter who is on the field the Badgers will be excited to play. This season has certainly been a struggle for the conference but the Badgers are trying to control what they can control.

As it stands right now the season looks like a wash for the conference but it can be a valuable experience as Wisconsin prepares for the future. I know as fans things have been a little disappointing, but it’s nice to have Wisconsin football in some sort of capacity.