- The Wisconsin Badgers attracted nearly 10 thousand fans to its spring football game over the weekend.
Fans were interested to see how the team will look under new coach Paul Chryst.
The offensive minded coach is ready to bring a new element to the team in 2015.
"It's good we love it, all the receivers, we had a few injuries which was holding us back but everybody is eager for fall and we love what coach Chryst is doing and everybody is starting to build confidence and get closer to the running backs and coaches, everything is real great," said Badger Junior Wide Receiver Robert Wheelwright.
The Badger football team hopes to be two dimensional in 2015. That means they are going to have to work on the passing game.
Last year the team ranked in the bottom 11 in the nation in passing yards. Chryst says that needs to change for the team to be competitive.
"I think we can be good throwing the ball, we got a lot of work to do, hope is not a method but I think they're pieces," said Chryst.
Some of those pieces include 2014 receiving yards leader Alex Erickson. One player to look out for is junior wide receiver Robert Wheelwright. He had two touchdowns in the spring game and has playmaking ability that can be developed under the new coaching staff. But most importantly the Badgers have a senior quarterback who is confident.
"I think we can have a very efficient passing game this year," Stave said. "I think a lot of the receivers are ready to step up and play a bigger role in the passing game this year."
Chryst is also known for having his running backs be a key component of the passing game. That will be helpful for Wisconsin football.