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Badgers weigh options at safety


MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- It's not all great news for the Badgers. Fall camp is just about five weeks away, and there is reason for concern with the depth at the Safety position.

Both Reggie Mitchell and Donnell Vercher are no longer with the program. That leaves the safety spot next to Dezmon Southward wide open.

However, head coach Gary Andersen has a plan. He said he is hoping to have running back Jeff Lewis switch to the defensive backfield to improve the depth. Even with losing two guys, Andersen is far from panic mode.

"I think everyone in the country has a depth issue here or there where it's this or that, and nobody has the perfect team," he said. "Coaches are always paranoid like that but we'll get the right kids on the field and we're looking forward to it."

Eager Badger fans also looking forward to the season have only about two months to wait. Wisconsin opens their 2013 campaign at Camp Randall on Saturday, August 31st when they host Massachusetts.

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