MADISON, Wis. -- And so Wisconsin's kicking situation has come to this: A linebacker, who has never attempted a field goal in his entire college career, is now the Badgers' long-range kicker should the scenario arise in an actual game.
Yes, there is very little Wisconsin senior Chris Borland can't do, it seems. But how well does he kick field goals? We may soon find out.
Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen confirmed that, if the Badgers find themselves in need of a deep kick -- from 45 yards and beyond -- it will be Borland who gets the call.
"As crazy as that may seem," Andersen said.
Jack Russell will take over field-goal duties for Kyle French this week when No. 25 Wisconsin (4-2, 2-1) travels to face Illinois (3-2, 0-1). Russell, however, hasn't proven to be particularly reliable in his young career. The sophomore is 0 for 3 on field goal attempts over the past two seasons and missed a 31-yard field goal off the right upright against Tennessee Tech last month.
He is replacing Fre...