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COLORS: Cardinal and white.
BASIC OFFENSE: T.
1955 RECORD: Won 4, lost 5.
LETTERMEN RETURNING: 14 of 24.
WATCH FOR: Dave Howard, E; Pat Levenhagen, B; Bill Lowe, B.
THE DOPE: The Badgers, starting their first season under Coach Milt Bruhn, suffer from a dearth of tackles and quarterbacks. Bruhn, former line coach, had no one to replace Jim Haluska and Jim Miller, who monopolized the signal calling last year. However, this year's Wisconsin quarterback has only the straight T to learn, Bruhn having discarded the multiple offense patterns of last season. The Badgers have plenty of experienced ends, strong center play and a solid cadre of backs—other than at quarter. Defensively their linebacking is rugged, as it must be to compensate for the lack of experience at tackle and guard, where the loss of three-letter winner Paul Shwaiko to military service has hurt severely. Bruhn hopes he has the answer: "We'll have to forget about using 11 men and perhaps rely on 20, or even 22, boys to keep a hustling attitude going on the field."
1956 SCHEDULE (1955 score):
Sept. 29—Marquette (28-14)