Late Monday night, the Wisconsin Badger released its in-depth ranking for its 2nd week match at the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Halloween. Although there have been reports of QB launching Graham Mertz with a positive COVID-19 test over the weekend, there have been no changes to the week 1 depth chart.
Head coach Paul Christ said during his media availability on Monday morning that he would not discuss anything regarding the COVID test for the team and whether any of the team members received positive results. Chryst praised the testing guidelines introduced by the Big Big conference and also said he was “confident it will move forward this week.”
Paul Christ’s meeting with the media now. He says he “can’t and won’t comment” on anything with his team and COVID testing. “We follow the guidelines introduced by the Big Ten. A lot has been invested in them.” #Badgers
– Benjamin Wargle (@TheBadgerNation) October 26, 2020
It is interesting to note all the “or” that are still in the depth chart. For example, in the game of punters, Andy Vuynovich punished all four times what the Dams needed, but he is still on the list as a co-starter with Conor Schlichting. In another case, true OLB freshman Nick Herbig started over Izayah Green-May and justified himself well with a sack and a breakthrough in his first game in college, but they are still listed as co-starters.
It makes sense that Gareth Groschek and Nakia Watson were listed as co-starters in the queue, as Groschek saw 13 runs (also caught four passes) and Watson received 19. These guys really share their responsibilities in the back. Hell, even Isaac Gerendo got 11 nights.
“I love these hypothetical …” – Christ discussing the OPPORTUNITY to have to go to Chase Wolf below the center this weekend
– 5th quarter of BOOky (@ B5Q) October 26, 2020
When you look at the same exact depth chart from the first game, despite all the reports, you wonder if coach Dad plays 8-D chess and tries to get Nebraska to prepare for all the possible lineups or has a bunch of fake positives in a batch of tests and it turns out that everyone is fine.
Got a tweet a few minutes ago and check it out. There is still no update to Graham Mertz’s #Badgers QB, but Chase Wolf was not in training on Monday.
– Jeff Patricus (@ jaypo1961) October 26, 2020
Tweets like this, however, leave me less confident and more confused than ever.