Wisconsin Coach Makes Concerning Comment About One Aspect Of The Team

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It sounds like it’s not all sunshine and roses for Wisconsin during training camp.

The Badgers enter the season as No. 18 in the AP Poll, and fans in the state are ready for Graham Mertz, Paul Chryst and everyone else to take care of business.

Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz and the passing game might be struggling in training camp. (Photo by Dan Sanger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

As I’ve said many times, the entire season rides on Mertz’s arm, and while it’s clear some progress has been made, it’s far from perfect, apparently.

Can Graham Mertz meet his potential? (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

“I think there’s times when you feel like we are making progress. And there’s times when we’ve got to take advantage of this camp because it’s not where we want to be…There’s moments but we’re not where we want to be yet,” Chryst told the press Monday.

Now, is this a comment that should cause people to panic? No, but it does indicate that there’s still a lot of progress to be made in the passing game.

Given how bad the passing game has been at times the past two seasons, whenever fans hear things aren’t going great at times, fans are going to get nervous.

Will Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz improve in 2022? (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

Not only is it reasonable for fans to feel that way, it’s fair. When you’re consistently inconsistent, people have every right to question what’s going on.

Now, Chryst is on the record that the passing game isn’t where the Badgers want it to be at times. Yeah, that makes me a shade nervous.

How will Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz do in 2022? (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)

The good news is Wisconsin is going to ease into the schedule. Our first three games are against Illinois State, Washington State and New Mexico State.

Is Graham Mertz developing in training camp? (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)

If Mertz can’t build confidence in the passing game by the time September 24 rolls around against Ohio State, Wisconsin is in huge trouble!

Is Wisconsin’s passing game going to struggle? (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)

The Badgers take the field for week one in 20 days. Let’s hope Chryst has things ironed out by then!

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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