UW's defense is already being put to the task....
with plenty of offensive promise....it will likely be the Badgers defense that determines how far this team can go.
Wisconsin's "D" returns seven starters from last years Outback Bowl Champions and should be one of the best in the Big Ten.... but the four positions that need filling are sizable gaps to close.
With powerhouse safeties Joel Stellmacher and Roderick Rogers gone...a pair of sophomores in Shane Carter and Aubrey Pleasant have been penciled in this spring as the badgers starting safeties.
It's a role the underclassmen are eager to step up and assume.