A trio of Wisconsin running backs will be limited during spring practice, Paul Chryst said while meeting with reporters on Monday. The Badgers are scheduled to begin the spring season this week.

Chryst said that Chez Mellusi, Isaac Guerendo and Brady Schipper “won’t be doing much of anything” during spring ball. That could mean all three are out for the entirety of the 15-day practice schedule this year.

Braelon Allen, Wisconsin’s top ball carrier a year ago, appears to be ready for spring practice.

Mellusi, Guerendo and Schipper all ranked in the Top 4 in rushing production for the Badgers last season behind Allen. Mellusi ended the year as the No. 2 rusher for the Badgers, totaling 815 yards and 5 touchdowns on 173 carries.

Guerendo had 160 yards and a touchdown while Schipper was responsible for 128 yards.

The strength of Wisconsin’s offense in the past has depended on a strong rushing attack. The Badgers are looking to have one of the deepest running back rooms in the B1G for the 2022 season.