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Madison, WI. – It’s been a busy few days for the Wisconsin football program. Don’t worry; Badger Notes has you covered with all the latest UW news you may have missed.

Former Wisconsin football DC Jim Leonhard is receiving NFL interest

Former Badger’s defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard is receiving NFL interest. According to a report by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Leonhard has interviewed for the Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator vacancy.

Leonhard left the Wisconsin football program after the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. The Badgers legend stepped in as interim head coach following the departure of Paul Chryst, leading UW to a 4-4 record under his direction.

Leonhard led Wisconsin to become one of the nation’s best defenses in his time as defensive coordinator. The Eagles seem like an excellent fit for Leonhard with all their defensive talent. If Philadelphia takes the chance, they could have one of the NFL’s best defenses in 2023.

New 2024 offer

The Badgers offered 2024 wide receiver Elijah Moore on Tuesday. Moore took to Twitter to announce the offer.

According to the 247Sports Composite, Moore is the No. 58 receiver in the 2024 class and the No. 14 player in Maryland.

Moore holds over 20 Division 1 offers, including six from Big Ten schools. Other Big Ten programs to offer the 6-foot-4, 190-pound receiver include Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Maryland, and Indiana.

The Badgers have three commitments in the 2024 class with Mabrey Mettauer, Grant Stec, and Rob Booker. UW has loaded up on offense so far, and Moore could be the next piece to the puzzle.

Jack Coan’s XFL debut

The XFL is back, and former Badgers quarterback Jack Coan debuted for the San Antonio Brahmas on Sunday.

In his first game, Coan completed 25 of his 36 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown. He also threw an interception in the 18-15 loss.

Coan spent four seasons with the Wisconsin football program. His best season came in 2019 when he led the Badgers to a 10-4 record and a Rose Bowl appearance.

Coan will look to build on his performance as he hopes to return to the NFL, where he spent time with the Indianapolis Colts.

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