Make sure to check out ESPN.com’s college football page today for a story about new defensive coordinator Dave Doeren, as well as a sidebar on running back P.J. Hill. The stories were written by ESPN.com’s Adam Rittenberg, who covers college football for the site. Adam got on the road early (4 a.m.) and drove up to Madison from Chicago on Tuesday for practice and then to talk to Coaches Bielema, Doeren and a few of the players.
Also wanted to mention that TE Travis Beckum has been named to the preseason watch list for the Lombardi Award, which goes to the nation’s top lineman (offensive and defensive linemen, tight ends and linebackers). Interesting to note that Travis, who is among several tight ends on the list, measures nearly the same physical dimensions as NFL Hall of Famer and former Baltimore Colt star tight end John Mackey (for whom the top tight end award is named).