Posted August 12, 2012 on wisconsin.scout.com
Addressing the position changes of Darius Hillary to safety and Derek Watt to fullback, the issues surrounding the quarterback position and Montee Ball and the potential transfer of Joe Brennan, Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema covered a lot of ground in his media day news conference.
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