A Wisconsin Badgers RB has one condition to stay with the program
It’s been a roller coaster year for the Wisconsin Badgers football program. The team fired head coach Paul Chryst after the Badgers started their 2022 season with a 2-3 record. Jim Leonhard was named the interim head coach, and the team has rallied around him since to reach a 5-4 record. Now, a Badgers running back has one condition to stay with the program after rumors circulated that he might go to a Big Ten rival school.
Running back Braelon Allen has been linked to the Michigan Wolverines via a transfer. The sophomore running back could join a Wolverine team that made the College Football Playoff last year and is currently ranked as the number three team in the country with a 9-0 record. Allen addressed the rumor Friday afternoon.
According to Jesse Temple with The Athletic, Allen told the hosts of the Drew & K.B. Show he intends to stay with the Badgers if they keep a key piece with the program:
“The only thing I can really say for me is On Wisconsin. And as long as Coach Leonhard is here, that’s where I’ll be.”
Wisconsin running back Braelon Allen addresses Michigan transfer rumors on Drew & K.B. Show: “The only thing I can really say for me is On Wisconsin. And as long as Coach Leonhard is here, that’s where I’ll be.”
— Jesse Temple (@jessetemple) November 11, 2022
Allen is a significant part of the Badgers’ offense
This is one condition the Badgers should consider meeting. Leonhard has the backing of his players. The team has had a 3-1 record since he took over the head coaching gig. The Badgers need to keep elite players like Allen on the team for their future success.
Allen has been a beast since he came to Madison. Before Saturday’s game against the Iowa Hawkeyes, Allen is just shy of 11 yards to put him over 1,000 rushing yards for his 2022 campaign. Allen finished with 1,268 rushing yards in 2021. He has 22 total rushing touchdowns in his two seasons with the Badgers. If a solid four-star recruit like Allen thinks Leonhard is the guy, the Badgers administration should take notice.