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Badgers Football: Safety D'Cota Dixon knows Wisconsin's defense has the potential to be special

With the amount of experience returning on defense, Wisconsin and senior safety D'Cota Dixon are setting a high bar for themselves in 2017.

MADISON – Being well versed in the personnel, strong safety D'Cota Dixon knows exactly what Wisconsin’s defense is bringing to the table in 2017.

The entire defensive line rotation returns, along with the Badgers’ top four inside linebackers and four secondary players with previous starting experience. It’s a combination that has the potential to make the defense even better than the one that finished fourth in scoring defense and seventh in the country in total defense a year ago.

But as Dixon pointed out following Tuesday’s 13th spring practice, all that success doesn’t mean things are a given.

“We’ve accomplished some of our goals (for spring), but not all of them,” he said. “My biggest goal is to make one play a day, and I feel like I haven’t made the plays I wanted to that day. I try to set the standard. We’re still getting better. I’m still getting better, but the standard has to be higher.”

Nearly every practice rep is a catch-22, with one side achieving its objective and the other side needing to analyze where things went wrong. Kicking off the final week of spring practices,

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