Coach Thoov08 takes over the Wisconsin Badgers late in the 2017 season. Currently sitting at 6-3, the Badgers are looking to build momentum heading into next season. STARTING OFFENSE: QB Corey Bradford – SO(RS) - 79 HB Nate Godfrey – SR – 90 FB Chris Johnson – JR – 76 WR Trey Williamson – JR(RS) – 85 WR Greg Gay – JR – 77 TE Alan Minor - JR – 73 LT Nick Baker – JR – 81 LG Vernon Harrell – SO – 75 C Kyle Rose – FR – 68 RG Darrell Greco – JR – 76 RT David Banks – SR – 84 Starting QB Corey Bradford is taking over for the injured Thad Mitchell who will not return this season. This should give Bradford some valuable experience while Mitchell is rehabbing in preparation for the 2018 season. The strength of this team lies in its ability to run the ball with HB Nate Godfrey expected to be a huge portion of Wisconsin's offensive attack. The Badgers start only two seniors, so this should be a group that can provide long-term benefits to the team. STARTING DEFENSE: LE Kevin Williams – SR – 93 RE Jake Roth – SR(RS) – 97 DT Derek Bell – SR(RS) – 98 DT Ryan Miller – SR(RS) – 92 LOLB Anton Brown – SO(RS) – 70 MLB Clay Barnes – SO(RS) – 70 ROLB Bo Daniels – SO(RS) – 72 CB D.J. Ward – SO – 71 CB Marcus Brown – FR – 70 FS Wade Parker – SO(RS) – 72 SS Ian Baker – SO – 77 The Badgers will start one of the most talented defensive lines in the nation. All four starting defensive linemen are in their final season at Wisconsin and are looking to make a mark going out. The other seven starters are all young freshmen or sophomores looking to step in and provide a spark to this team now. Although the linebackers and secondary are not incredibly strong, this defensive unit should be great for seasons to come as the players develop.