Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 6/14/14
MADISON, Wis. -- The notebook fills a little more each week, useful tidbits only Curt Phillips understands. He can't know just yet, but it could represent the start of something big for his second football life -- even as his first sputters toward the finish line. No, this is not the season Phillips envisioned for himself when he returned to the University of Wisconsin after being granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. He thought he would win the starting quarterback job, guide the Badgers toward a fourth straight Big Ten championship and earn another shot at a Rose Bowl. Instead, he is a backup whose impact on game days is relegated to gesturing in play calls from the sideline -- a role that will continue when No. 22 Wisconsin plays at Iowa on Saturday. And while some might view 2013 as a lost season for Phillips, he refuses to allow frustration and disappointment to cloud the experience. He is taking advantage of the opportunity, picking up keys on his quest to be a foot...
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