Ahhh, the start of a new college football season is finally upon us. You can tell because it just snowed here this morning but it has all melted by the afternoon and now it’s snowing again because it’s the freaking middle of March and dammit living in Minnesota is stupid.
The 2019 season is here...in video game form and, uh, in 2020. We have Wisconsin’s roster all set up: the redshirts have been given out (see you next year, Graham Mertz), the depth chart has been set and recruiting boards have been filled.
(Two quick notes: putting in the real schedule for the 2019 season was extremely complicated for someone as stupid as me, so what we have is the best approximation that I could get. You’ll see as we continue on with these posts that not every game is the same as in real life and that not every team in the FBS is the same as in real life. I was able to add Appalachian State, but Georgia Southern and Coastal Carolina couldn’t be added because then I’d have to take away a different team.)
Let’s take a look at what the preseason top-25 looks like:
As usual, Texas and Michigan are back. I’m sure this won’t come back to haunt the pollsters in October.
The Badgers are sitting comfortably at No. 19, just one spot ahead of Iowa which is how we like it.
Nebraska..........ok, game, whatever you say.
The conference predictions for the B1G are probably about as you would expect them.
I would show you the preseason All-American lists but they are...fucked up. Nobody is in the right position. Julius Davis (the freshman Wisconsin RB who I redshirted) is first team All-B1G at FS, for instance. The preseason Heisman Trophy rankings include a C which...fine, but it isn’t even Tyler Biadasz so what the hell????
Here is the Week 1 depth chart and injury report for the Wisconsin Badgers:
NCAA 14 Week 1 Depth Chart
|QB||Jack Coan, Jr.||Chase Wolf, R-Fr.|
|RB||Jonathan Taylor, Jr.||Garrett Groshek, R-Jr.|
|FB||John Chenal, Soph.||Mason Stokke, R-Jr.|
|WR||Quintez Cephus, Jr.||AJ Taylor, Sr.|
|WR||Danny Davis III, Jr.||Kendric Pryor, R-Jr.|
|TE||Jake Ferguson, R-Soph.||Jack Eschenbach, R-Fr.|
|LT||Cole Van Lanen, R-Jr.||Logan Brown, Fr.|
|LG||David Moorman, R-Sr.||Josh Seltzner, R-Soph.|
|C||Tyler Biadasz, R-Sr.||Kayden Lyles, R-Soph.|
|RG||Logan Bruss, R-Soph.||Jason Erdmann, R-Sr.|
|RT||Tyler Beach, R-Soph.||Cormac Sampson, R-Fr.|
|DE||Isaiahh Loudermilk R-Jr.||David Pfaff, R-Sr.|
|NT||Bryson Williams, Soph||Keeanu Benton, Fr.|
|DE||Garrett Rand, R-Jr.||Matt Henningsen R-Soph.|
|LOLB||Noah Burks, R-Jr.||Izayah Green-May, Soph.|
|MLB||Chris Orr, R-Sr.||Leo Chenal, Fr.|
|MB||Jack Sanborn, Soph.||Mike Maskalunas, R-Jr.|
|ROLB||Zack Baun, R-Sr.||Tyler Johnson, R-Sr.|
|CB||Faion Hicks, R-Soph.||Caesar Williams, R-Jr.|
|SS||Reggie Pearson, R-Fr.||Collin Wilder, R-Jr.|
|FS||Eric Burrell, R-Jr.||John Torchio, R-Fr.|
|CB||Rachad Wildgoose, Soph.||Deron Harrell, R-Soph.|
Week 1 Injury Report
Out for season
TE Gabe Lloyd
TE Luke Bezschawel
FS Scott Nelson
We will keep you posted on the results of the first game of the season, at USF, as Drew is allowed to play it. His children, whom he loves dearly, are making it increasingly difficult by never sleeping at the same time.