Last season, Wisconsin football found itself in every game thanks in large part to its defense. The Badgers had plenty of veteran leadership at every tier, but they lost five starters from a season ago and will have to rely on some youth to get them through the 2013 season.
So why did the Badgers lose six games last year? That can largely be blamed on their offense, which saw three different starting quarterbacks, inconsistency in the running game, a lack of pass-catching threats and issues on special teams.
Wisconsin is still uncertain if another threat will emerge alongside Jared Abbrederis and Jacob Pedersen, but there figures to be more stability at quarterback, and there's still plenty of talent in the backfield.
Before summer practice gets underway, let's break down each positional unit from weakest to strongest.