Wisconsin knows a thing or two about developing offensive linemen. On Monday, Badgers coach Paul Chryst praised one of the offensive linemen Wisconsin will face in Week 4 — Michigan guard Ben Bredeson.
“(He’s a) Really good player. He looks to me like he loves playing the game,” Chryst said. “A leader on their team and that says a lot. I have a ton of respect for him.”
A senior this fall, Bredeson is in his third full season as a starter along the Michigan offensive line. He also started eight games at left guard as a freshman in 2016. As a junior last year, Bredeson earned a ton of accolades, including All-Big Ten second-team selection and recognition as a midseason Associated Press All-American.
Overall, the Michigan offensive line has struggled a bit to begin this season. The Wolverines are ranked eighth in the Big Ten in rushing and 12th in passing. Michigan is also just 10th in sacks allowed through three weeks.
But Bredeson isn’t part of the problem. He has the respect of Wisconsin prior to the showdown this weekend in Madison.