Badgers defense deep, talented, and hungry for the 2018 season

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Wisconsin defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard is excited to apply all he learned from year one at the helm of the Badgers defense to the upcoming 2018 season.

Leonhard says that he relies on his defensive leaders to help the younger players off the field, and also to help develop future leadership roles on the team.

As far as the team goes, Leonhard says they have plenty of talent and depth, but those players need to get on the field and see how they react to the pressure of playing under the lights and in front of the crowds. That's another area that the returning starters will help manage on the roster.

For coaching philosophy, Leonhard credits his time around other great coaches for giving him ideas and a blueprint to follow in his own career.

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