November 26, 2007

UW must replace three-year starter in 2008

MADISON, Wis.-With some spare time before Wisconsin begins bowl preparation later this month, takes a look into next season, and the potential position battles heading into spring camp.

In the fourth offensive installment, we examine the quarterback position. The Badgers lose senior Tyler Donovan, who is currently 11-3 as a starter, and return a cast led by Allan Evridge, a transfer from Kansas State.

By no means is the list perfect, that is why encourages everyone to head over to The Badgers' Den to offer their own opinions.

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2008 Defensive Line Options
Eligibility in '08 Player The Word '07 position
Senior Mike Newkirk, DT After battling with Donovan up until the final days of fall camp for the starting job, Evridge appears to be the front-runner at this point to take over. His knowledge of the playbook could have been one of his few weaknesses, but after almost two years in the system, the lefty should have a good grasp of Paul Chryst's offense. Evridge has good arm strength and touch, and though each player with get an equal opportunity during camp, it will be his job to lose heading into the spring. After a season-ending injury to Jason Chapman, Newkirk finished the regular-season as the starting defensive tackle opposite Hayden