BY ANDY BAGGOT
MADISON, Wis. — The question brought about a prolonged moment of silence from Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst.
Do you have a tried-and-true star on your roster?
Bear in mind that UW lost two marquee underclassmen in the opening round of the NFL draft and saw its top two tailbacks graduate after the 2016 season.
Keep in mind that the quarterback who engineered victories in the season opener and bowl game last season also graduated, as did the guy voted by his peers as team MVP.
"I like what we've got," Chryst said finally. "I hesitated because I think we've got some guys that have that ability to be really special."
In other words, UW appears to have some stars in the making, but they have yet to fully emerge from the shadows.
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