Graham Mertz addresses question of Jim Leonhard's readiness to be HC
Graham Mertz weighed in on interim coach Jim Leonhard’s readiness to be Wisconsin’s full-time coach.
Mertz, the junior starting QB for the Badgers, made no bones about it. He wants Leonhard to be the next HC at Wisconsin.
During a presser on Monday, Mertz revealed he believes Leonhard is ready, saying “Yeah, he’s ready.”
Tried to ask #Badgers Graham Mertz about Jim Leonhard’s readiness to be full-time HC. Before I could finish question, he looked at me and said: He’s ready. Yea, he is ready.
— Jeff Potrykus (@jaypo1961) October 31, 2022
That’s pretty telling for Leonhard, the young interim coach who took over head coaching duties on Oct. 2, after Paul Chryst was fired.
Wisconsin has gone 2-1 since Leonhard has taken over as interim coach after the firing of Paul Chryst. The confidence from Week 1 to now going into Week 10 is a drastic change that hopefully will provide the Badgers with an eventual opportunity to head to a bowl game.
The Badgers sit at 4-4 currently and could finish the season on a high note with potentially a bowl game and the opportunity to make its way atop the B1G West.
Perhaps Wisconsin will make a decision on the head coach role soon. We will stay updated as more information becomes available.
Wisconsin will take on Maryland at home at noon ET this Saturday.