During the 2020 season, Wisconsin has seen blowout wins, a COVID outbreak and now a disappointing loss.

Though it seems like the Badgers have already been through a lot, there’s still plenty to come. That includes Saturday’s trophy game against Minnesota.

Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst realizes that. Here’s what he said at his regularly scheduled press conference on Monday as his team prepares to play for Paul Bunyan’s Axe.

First, Chryst provided an update on some missing players.

Despite Saturday’s disappointing loss to Northwestern, Chryst seems to like where his team’s energy is at. That seems especially important as Wisconsin goes up against a Minnesota team that has struggled but also shown some signs of life.

One thing that seems to be a consistent talker in Madison is the quarterback situation. Graham Mertz set the world on fire in his first start against Illinois. Then, he made headlines as one of the most prominent Wisconsin players to come down with COVID-19. After two less-than-stellar performances, the quarterback talk continues.

Despite Saturday’s loss, Chryst appears to be in good spirits not only about the upcoming rivalry game but also his team’s development.

Here’s what else Chryst had to say.