Expectations Are High For 2020 Badgers Football
LSU is the national champion for the 2019-2020 season. They had an amazing season. LSU deserved everything they got this season. Joe Burrow had one of the best seasons ever as a quarterback. I haven’t liked a quarterback and a team more than the 2004 USC. I have a ridiculous LSU shirt, but I also need a regular LSU t-shirt too. In a weird way, I’m happy Burrow will be in the AFC so I can cheer for him without worried about him beating the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs. After the National Championship game, there are always rankings of the ‘Too Soon Top 25.’ Wisconsin Badgers are promptly there meaning the hype will be there again for Wisconsin. Can they live up to it finally?
Two years ago, Wisconsin started the year in the top five. People believed Wisconsin had the ability to make the College Football Playoff after coming up short in 2017. They lost in the third week of the season to BYU at home and then rest was history. Wisconsin did disappoint from a rankings perspective, but they had no business being near the top of the rankings. It is clear that Badgers were lacking on defense that year and were too young to be considered as a top team. 2020 could be different.
Even though Jonathan Taylor, Quintez Cephus, and Tyler Biadsz all went pro, Wisconsin brings back seven starters on offense and they bring back nine starters on defense. Sure, they lose two of their leaders on defense, but Jack Sanborn will be a star next season. Wisconsin brings back its entire secondary. There are a few holes here and there, but that’s every team. Wisconsin also recruited their ass off for 2020, and it would not surprise me if a few freshmen are factors next season.
The one problem with Wisconsin next season is their schedule is HARD. They open with Indiana who will not be slouches. They have non-conference games against Appalachian State and Notre Dame. Also, there are road trips to Michigan and Iowa on their schedule as well. This will not be an easy year for the Badgers from a schedule perspective.
College football will be back before we know it.