With some dead time before Wisconsin's Jan. 1 bowl game against South Carolina, it's an opportunity for players to focus more on finals while coaches hit the recruiting trail to make one last-ditch effort at improving the class of 2014.
As of Dec. 15, the Badgers have 24 commitments from its upcoming class, according to 247sports, which would rank Wisconsin as the No. 22 class among FBS schools. That's an improvement from a season ago, but there are still some names floating around that would provide Wisconsin and head coach Gary Andersen with a significant boost.
But it's not just recruiting questions that need to be answered before the college football's national signing day on Feb. 6. Will there be any coaching vacancies? What are some areas of weakness that need to be addressed?
Those are just a few of the issues that could present themselves within the next couple months, and we'll see if they crack the list of the three biggest questions Wisconsin needs to answer before Feb. 6 arrives.