The Wisconsin Badgers defense was subject to harsh criticism during the 2011 season. Despite having one of the best duos in Mike Taylor and Chris Borland at linebacker, there was one single perception of the defense: "Slow."
Does the characteristic of "slow" hold true for this defense?
The country quickly found out when Wisconsin faced Oregon in the Rose Bowl. The game blessed fans with one of the most exciting games of bowl season. Oregon, however, exposed Wisconsin's defense, using their speed to go untouched for multiple touchdowns.
Coming into the 2012 season, the Badgers defense should be an experienced unit that will look to change the nation's perception.
Here is what we think the defense will look like in 2012.