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Coach Paul Chryst hopes to add new element to Badger offenseSubmitted: 04/27/2015
MADISON - The Wisconsin Badgers attracted nearly 10,000 fans to their 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," junior wide receiver Robert Wheelwright said of the new offense. "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."


The Badger football team hopes to be two-dimensional in 2015, which means it's 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 those stats needs to change for the team to be competitive.

"I think we can be good throwing the ball," Chryst said. "We got a lot of work to do. Hope is not a method, but I think there are pieces."

Some of those pieces include Wheelwright and 2014 receiving yards leader Alex Erickson. Wheelwright caught two touchdowns in the spring game and has play-making ability that can be developed under the new coaching staff. But most importantly the Badgers have a confident, experienced quarterback.

"I think we can have a very efficient passing game this year," senior Joel 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."

Story By: Nolan Blair

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