The Wisconsin Badgers will score a lot of points next fall, but will they be able to stop opponents? The traditionally-stiff Badger defense will be challenged. An Achilles injury suffered by junior Garrett Rand means one of the few experienced defensive linemen on the Wisconsin team won’t play a snap this coming season and U-W was already thin on that side of the ball. Defensive line coach Inoke Breckterfield says we’ll get to know players like Kraig Howe, David Pfaff, Aaron Vopal and Keldric Preston. All have been in Madison for at least a season but without much playing time. Defensive coordinator Jim Leonard needs them to step up. It helps that sophomore Isaiahh Loudermilk is recovering from his knee injury faster than expected.