Badgers will host Gophers this SaturdayWisconsin Sports
Wisconsin right guard Kevin Zeitler will make his second straight start for the Badgers on Saturday, when they host Minnesota. And a number of Badgers players are set to return from injuries.
By: Wheeler News Service, Hudson Star-Observer
Wisconsin right guard Kevin Zeitler will make his second straight start for the Badgers on Saturday, when they host Minnesota.
Zeitler replaced Bill Nagy in last Saturday’s Big Ten opener at Michigan State. And while the Badgers lost the game by 10, offensive line coach Bob Bostad said Zeitler did some good things.
Zeitler started all 13 games last season, and he came back this year from a sprained ankle suffered at pre-season camp.
Nagy, a senior, was moved to a blocking tight end spot – and he’s expected to stay there. He replaced Jake Byrne against the Spartans, and Byrne is expected to be available against Minnesota.
Also, sophomore Ricky Wagner will continue to start at right tackle in place of Josh Oglesby – who injured a knee last month but is healthy now.
Back-up quarterback Curt Phillips has been cleared to play after coming off an ACL knee injury this past spring. And tight end Brian Wozniak is back after a shoulder injury. He could play on special teams against the Gophers.