The Wisconsin Badgers are in a time of great transition. After firing head coach Paul Chryst, defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard was named as interim head coach. In the days and weeks that followed, a number players either transferred or were dismissed from the program. Of course, the biggest name on the Badgers team is Braelon Allen, the bruising running back who once challenged AJ Dillon to a quad contest. Recently, there have been rumors that Allen would leave Wisconsin and transfer to Michigan. Allen, however, had some strong words yesterday regarding those rumors.
Braelon Allen Gave Jim Leonhard a Huge Endorsement
Even after Jim Leonhard was given the reigns as the interim head coach, there were some who did not think he would last beyond this season. Others, however, including players, have stated that Leonhard is the guy they want running the program. On the Drew and KB Show on 97.3 The Game, Allen stated, “The only thing I can really say for me is On Wisconsin. As long as Coach Leonhard is is here, that’s where I’ll be.”
This should all but put the rumors of a possible transfer to Michigan to rest. The Badgers’ biggest star wants Leonhard as his coach, and Leonhard has, thus far, proven to be an inspiring head coach. Removing the interim tag from his title will only further squash any notion that Allen might transfer.
Allen’s full interview with Drew and KB can be heard in the link above. Wisconsin plays Iowa for the Heartland Trophy later this afternoon. Both teams have record of 5-4 on the season.
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