Junior Josh Oglesby will remain the starter at right tackle. In fact, Bielema disputed the suggestion he was not pleased with Oglesby’s play in the opener.
“Josh probably played as good a football as he’s ever played here,” Bielema said. “What I was referring to was the penalties. He’s going to correct those things or ... it’s up to him what he does. He’ll start and he’s going to, hopefully, play well.”
Oglesby had one procedure penalty in the game, which is the same number as tight end Lance Kendricks. Yet, Oglesby was listed as a co-starter this week, along with sophomore Ricky Wagner, a change from the previous week.
For the record, this was Bielema’s comment on Monday about Oglesby:
“Josh, again, has made nice strides, but he had the procedure penalty and some other things that popped up — and those were some loose ends that showed up a year ago, It’s just something that we’re not going to tolerate. If he continues to do those things, there will be changes.”
Senior Bill Nagy will start a second straight game at right guard, but junior Kevin Zeitler will also get a significant amount of playing time.
Chryst wants Budmayr to play
UW played a lot of players in the opener with one glaring omission. Redshirt freshman quarterback Jon Budmayr did not get in the game, despite the 20-point victory margin.
“In hindsight, you never know on the flow (of the game),” offensive coordinator Paul Chryst said. “I know coaches are over concerned ... you don’t want the tide to change. It would be nice to get him some reps.”
Chryst was talking with senior starter Scott Tolzien about his first snap in a game, which he fumbled.
“It was his birthday,” Chryst said. “Just ruined it.”
So, even if it comes late in a blowout win, Chryst said those first few snaps are important.
“It would be nice to get him some reps (on Saturday),” Chryst said.
Freshman students at UW were let in at the end of practice on Thursday for the annual orientation about what goes on during a game. One of the events is a quarterback throwing a pass to a student. Bielema picked Budmayr.
“Let’s get Budmayr’s first completion in Camp Randall, in front of a crowd,” Bielema said. “That’s honestly why I did it.”
Bielema left before Budmayr made the throw, so no word on whether it was a completion.