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Changing of the Gard…

On the morning of December 23rd, just hours before his head coaching debut, Wisconsin's Greg Gard hopped in the car to drive an hour and fifteen minutes away. He had one place to get to. If Gard's father couldn't be physically at his son's first game, Greg Gard wanted to be as physically close to him as possible on this day. So Greg drove the distance to his father's gravesite. Glen Gard died this past Fall from …

“Axe” Nuggets: Coach Kill’s return, Bollinger on record/Stave…

"Jeeeerrrrrrry, Jeeeeeerrrrry, Jeeeeeeerrrrry" came the cheers from the stands as Jerry Kill walked through the Minnesota tunnel. He had made that walk and heard that cheer before, but Saturday may have been the last time. Since retiring as the Minnesota football coach, Kill has physically stayed away from the program. But he hasn't been out of touch. He told me he still texts (and gets texts) from some of the players, especially quarterback Mitch …

Fastest Wolverine, Morris Redshirt, Harbaugh on Aaron Rodgers…

Mirror, Mirror, on the Big House wall ... who's the fastest of them all? We've heard the debate before. We've heard some of the responses before. The fastest Wolverine football player on this year's team is...... Perhaps Michigan Defensive Coordinator D.J. Durkin said it best: "There will be some commentary on that." Friday during our production meetings, Jim Harbaugh didn't bat an eye when he answered: "It's Jehu Chesson." That's something he has said to the media before, …

Clement’s Day, Alvarez recruiting 101, and DiNardo Flashback….

Photo Courtesy: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images Going into last Saturday's game against Rutgers, Wisconsin running back Corey Clement had carried the ball just eight times for the year. Plus. He hadn't played since the season opener. And. He was a month removed from sports hernia surgery. Not to mention. He hadn't reached the endzone in 2015. So. When Clement DID finally get to pay dirt for the first time this season, he threw the ball high in the air. Whistle. Penalty. He …

Behind the Scenes with the Badgered Badgers, some Illini FB notes…

Photo Courtesy: Wisconsin Football. Picture from postgame of Purdue game. It wasn't a surprising reaction, but it was definitive. During the second quarter, I stood in the loading dock, just outside the Wisconsin lockerroom. Through an open door, I was able to catch a visual of quarterback Joel Stave. He took one shoe off and threw it against the locker. He did the same with his second shoe. His day was done. Out. Head injury. As …
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