MADISON, Wis. -- You can only draw so much from a practice that features no pads, no fans in the stands and lacks actual defined teams while the entire group is split into two separate practices. So let's start with that baseline when we examine the performance of Wisconsin freshman kicker Rafael Gaglianone on the opening day of the Badgers' fall camp.
Even Badgers coach Gary Andersen, when asked to discuss Gaglianone's morning session, drew laughter from the assembled media by declaring: "You're going to make me comment on a kicker after one day?"
Still, there was something to be said for finishing 5 for 5 on field goal attempts, including tries from 39, 44 and 49 yards, as Gaglianone coolly did. Gaglianone, the 5-foot-11, 231-pound Brazilian with a soccer background, showed he's here to vie for the starting kicker job right out of the chute.
"He hit them all and he was very confident," Andersen said. "He told everybody he was going to put them through there. The ball came off his ...