Wisconsin defense's mission: Produce more turnovers, sacks
FILE - Wisconsin safety Collin Wilder (18) reacts after a play in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., in this Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, filer photo. Wisconsin won 49-11. “Coach Leonhard had a great quote one time,” safety Collin Wilder said. “It’s like the beauty of football is you never get there. There’s always something to work on. There’s always something to improve on.” That improvement could start by making more game-changing plays. That’s something the Badgers have emphasized during their spring practice sessions that end this week.(AP Photo/Tony Ding, File)
FILE - Wisconsin linebacker Jack Sanborn chases Minnesota running back Mohamed Ibrahim (24) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Madison, Wisc., in this Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, file photo. Wisconsin is working to become more dynamic this season. For instance, Sanborn has looked back at what he did last season and seen examples of plays he could have made if he’d gotten a better break or if he’d been more effective at seeing what was coming.(AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, Wisconsin defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard holds a football before an NCAA college football game against Florida Atlantic in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin’s defense believes it still has plenty of room for improvement after a season in which it gave up fewer yards and points per game than nearly every other team in the nation.
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