Found August 21, 2012 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
MADISON, Wis. Each day on the Camp Randall Stadium turf this August, two hours of practice comes down to four field-goal attempts. For Kyle French and Jack Russell, the moments are especially nerve-wracking. Members of Wisconsins football team encircle the special teams units, screaming and heckling in the direction of French and Russell. How they handle the jeers and more specifically whether they kick the ball through the uprights during this rapid-fire drill determines which player will be the Badgers starting field-goal kicker."It definitely is a job audition," Russell said. "I think they try and do it so we have to think about it all practice and go out there and have the team around us."The competition is far from over, but through two weeks, Russell has been especially impressive in those end-of-practice scenarios. As a result, he finds himself at the top of the field-goal kicking depth chart despite being a true freshman.Still, both kickers understand ...

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