October 20, 2014

After Herring, Badgers not finding much nose guard help

NG Warren Herring

NG Warren Herring

The Wisconsin Badgers are looking for somebody to take a little bit of the workload off of starting nose guard Warren Herring.

As the Badgers complete their first week of training camp, head coach Gary Andersen isn’t having much luck.  Redshirt sophomore Arthur Goldberg, freshman Jeremy Patterson and freshman Conor Sheehy have not been able to show enough consistency to put the coaches at ease.

It’s a big enough concern that Andersen may have to ask ends Conrad Zagzebski or Jake Keefer to move inside for a few snaps.

Last year the Badgers had Beau Allen as their starter at nose guard and Herring was the backup, which proved to be a luxury.

Scrimmage

The Badgers will hold a scrimmage on Sunday morning (11am) at Camp Randall Stadium.  Admission, as well as parking is free.  Gary Andersen is hoping to get his young players in front of a big crowd, giving them some early experience in that area, in anticipation of the season opener against LSU on Aug. 30 in Houston.