If there was a job description for the cornerback position, one of the requirement would need to be a short memory when things don’t go their way. That wasn’t a problem last season for Wisconsin’s experienced defenders.
The starting combination of Darius Hillary and Sojourn Shelton, not to mention their young receivers, made life difficult for opposing wide receivers, as the secondary allowed 173.2 passing yards a game. That number ranked second in the Big Ten and the seven passing touchdowns it allowed were the second fewest in the country.
Repeating those type of numbers this season will be difficult. Although Wisconsin will have Shelton starting for a fourth season in the secondary, the Badgers will have to see if junior Derrick Tindal, who’s appeared in 24 career games and has made seven starts, can pick up where Hillary left off.
“I want everybody to have that confidence,” Shelton said of playing the corner position. “We all know that playing corner is tough. You see some shaky times, but as long as you're confidence in yourself and the guys in the group, you just have got to keep putting it to the side."
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July 27 - Quarterbacks
July 28 - Running Backs
July 29 - Fullbacks
July 30 - Wide Receivers
July 31 - Tight End
August 1 - Offensive Line
August 3 - Defensive Line
August 4 - Outside Linebackers
August 5 - Inside Linebackers