Found April 14, 2012 on
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We're now just two Saturday's from the annual Spring Football game and today was the first live scrimmage of the spring camp, providing coaches, players, and the media their first glimpse of what this team looks like in real football situations. So, it's time to take a look at who stood out and some other notes from the scrimmage.
Badgers head coach Bret Bielema began his post-scrimmage press conference by praising the play of the two healthy running backs in camp, James White and Melvin Gordon. "James and Melvin took big steps forward today," said Bielema.
According to reports both broke off long runs for touchdowns in the scrimmage, but that was about the only highlight for the offense. Everything we've seen reported from the scrimmage indicated that the quarterbacks struggled (and that might be putting it mildly) to find their form as the defense played quite well, but more on that later. Let's take a look at...
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MADISON, Wis. Among the primary goals for coaches during Wisconsin's spring football practice is finding enough solid, confident players at each position to be covered in case of injury to a starter.
While some positions are thinner than others, one spot the Badgers don't have to worry about at this stage is running back. A plethora of talented tailbacks fill out Wisconsin...
Last night rumors broke out that redshirt Freshman Jarrod Uthoff would be transferring from Wisconsin, a rumor that we were able to confirm later that night. Reaction to his decision was one of shock around the Badgers program and around those close to his basketball life.
Perhaps one of the biggest indications of just how shocking the decision was is the transfer restrictions...
After shocking the Badger coaching staff, players, and fans with his decision to transfer from Wisconsin Jarrod Uthoff remained rather silent in the following days. He broke that silence in an article posted on IowaPrepSports.com (The Gazette owned) earlier today and we also know the final details on his release from Wisconsin.
He received a "limited release" that bars...
With his decision firmly behind him, redshirt freshman and former Badgers forward Jarrod Uthoff talks in-depth with Badger Nation about his transfer, his reasons and his future plans, which may include staying in the Big Ten.