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Fox Sports Wisconsin:
MADISON, Wis. The best running back in college football last season is gone, and so the natural inclination is to believe Wisconsin can't possibly attain a greater level of success without him. After all, what is better than the best?
Technically, the answer would appear to be nothing. But if you combine the gifts of two returning players whose talent matches up with any tailback in the country, can you actually surpass the best?
The question might sound like a bewildering riddle, but that is exactly the scenario Wisconsin faces as it continues with spring practices. Montee Ball, last year's Doak Walker Award winner and a former Heisman Trophy finalist, scored more touchdowns than any player in NCAA history (83). He also carried the ball 924 times in his career -- second-most in school history -- and unintentionally overshadowed the brilliance of his backups.
Now, it's up to James White and Melvin Gordon to demonstrate why fans won't miss Ball as much as it seems...
BEST OF MAXIM
Injuries are always a part of spring practice, some players are coming off of surgery and others pick up nagging injuries that shut them down for precautionary reasons. There's that and then there's what is happening to the Badgers offensive line this spring, as the unit is down to just eight healthy bodies to work with.
Don't let that fool you though, the guys...
After sitting and watching for the last two seasons, redshirt sophomore receiver A.J. Jordan hopes his work in the weight room, film room and on the field can give him more responsibilities in Wisconsin's offense.
Although on the cusp of playing last season as a cornerback, redshirt freshman Reggie Mitchell has found a new home at free safety and believes he can contribute to Wisconsin this season.
Although he is still building his starting mentality, redshirt junior cornerback Peniel Jean has put in the extra work in the offseason to make himself one of the favorites to start in Wisconsin's secondary this season.
The following article is a none Wisconsin opinion on the status of Bret Bielema. I think you will find it an interesting read. Enjoy!
I am super pumped up about the new Bucky coach and Melvin Gordon for Heisman 2013. I am.
And a few token pics of Bret’s wife Jen to keep you focused. Jen is on the bottom tier of SEC wives but Bret certainly out kicked his coverage.