Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin
By JESSE TEMPLE  |  Last updated 10/29/13
MADISON, Wis. -- Mean-spirited mail tends to be anonymous, so Melvin Gordon has no idea exactly who sent him letters last season. He does know those people fit a certain disposition -- fanatical nuts whose rooting interests leaned heavily in the direction of Iowa football. In those letters, Gordon would read comparisons between his statistics and that of Iowa running back Mark Weisman, a starter beloved by the Hawkeye State who carried the ball 16 times per game. Gordon, meanwhile, was relegated to backup status behind Montee Ball and James White and carried only four times per game. This could have been you, Iowa fans suggested. And that was during a season in which Iowa and Wisconsin did not even play. "That was some motivation from last year," Gordon said this week. "I know this year I'm preparing for the fans." Had Gordon followed through on his initial commitment before his senior year of high school to play football at Iowa, he would be on the opposite sideline Saturday. I...
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