Heading into Week 8, the Badgers stand at 4-2, while the Fighting Illini hold a 3-4 record, most recently coming off a 27-24 walk-off victory over the Maryland Terrapins.
Here’s the Week 8 depth chart for the Badgers.
Looking at the depth chart, the clear change to keep an eye on is quarterback, as the Badgers will likely go with redshirt freshman Braedyn Locke for the foreseeable future, if not the remainder of the season, as the starter.
However, the primary question revolves around the backup position, as Myles Burkett was named as the No. 2 on the depth chart ahead of Week 8.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, head coach Luke Fickell said it was an open competition for the backup spot, with factors like taking care of the football playing a role in their decision ahead of Week 8.
It’ll be open competition for the backup spot, Luke Fickell says.— Bucky’s 5th Quarter (@B5Q) October 16, 2023
Points out taking care of the football as one of, if not, the most important factors in who wins the job for the #Badgers.
Stay tuned for the latest coverage ahead of Wisconsin’s Week 8 game!