The Wisconsin Badgers were a well-oiled machine in the 2009 season. There were certainly some kinks along the way, but for the most part, many would call a 10-3 record and bowl win over Miami a successful year.
That was last year, though, and while many faces remain the same, 2010 presents a new team.
“You have to remember that it’s a new season and it’s a new team and we have new goals and there are new challenges,” senior offensive lineman John Moffitt said.
Moffitt and the rest of the offensive line will be responsible for protecting a Wisconsin attack that looks very similar to the 2009 team. Returning for the Badgers are senior quarterback Scott Tolzien, as well as the reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, junior running back John Clay.
For his part, the Wisconsin offense will rely on Clay to deliver a performance at least as dominating as he had in the 2009 season. Last year, Clay led the Big Ten and ranked eighth in the country with 1,571 yards—an average of over 116 yards per game— and scored 18 rushing touchdowns.
But once again, 2009 was last year, and 2010 will pose different challenges for Clay, who will be under pressure to defend his Big Ten honor.
“I just [have to] motivate myself... [and establish] some goals and try to achieve more as a team perspective than my own individual goals,” Clay said.
Clay is currently recovering from an offseason ankle surgery and has missed the entire spring practice schedule while on crutches, but will be ready to return to action in June for conditioning. In fact, Clay said his recovery is ahead of schedule.
I think the Badger Football Team will do well this year with all the offensive fire power they have. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!