For the seniors on this years team they're part of history they'd rather forget, losers of two straight Rose Bowls and all. Those memories aren't lost on the likes of Devin Smith or Mike Taylor who will be part of a group of Wisconsin seniors on the defensive side of the football and along with a renewed focus on the game itself it has the Badgers defense confident about this Rose Bowl.
"People aren't doing much," said senior cornerback Devin Smith. "They're pretty much hanging out at the hotel. I think everyone is going to bed a lot earlier this year than they have in the past couple years. I think the team is a lot more focused than the past couple years."
But that doesn't mean Wisconsin is afraid to do things or have a coaching staff that have players their worried about taking responsibility for their own actions, their bodies and for remembering why they are out in Pasadena - to play a football game. In fact it's the opposite of that for most of this team.