Wisconsin spring practice takeaways; updated national title odds
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Spring practice observations
Wisconsin has just six practices left this spring. Here are five things Jesse Temple has noticed in the sessions open to the media so far.
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Updated title odds for Wisconsin
Three Big Ten teams — Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State — have better odds than Wisconsin to win a national championship. The Westgate Las Vegas Superbook released updated figures Monday, with the Badgers at 30-1.
Competition in Wisconsin’s secondary
With three starters gone from last season, there is a lot of competition in the Wisconsin secondary. As Mike Lucas of UWBadgers.com writes, that competition is bringing the best out of everyone involved.
Alex Hornibrook delivers when protected
Only Penn State’s Trace McSorely had a better passing rating among returning Big Ten quarterbacks than Alex Hornibrook when it came to throwing from a clean pocket in 2017, according to Pro Football Focus College.
Taiwan Deal feeling optimistic
Ankle injuries have derailed Taiwan Deal’s season the last two years. He’s aiming to end his time with the Badgers on a high note, writes Jason Galloway at Madison.com.
Russell Wilson contract negotiations
Much of the attention this offseason in the NFL has been on the monster contract given to quarterback Kirk Cousins by the Minnesota Vikings and the huge deal quarterback Aaron Rodgers is working on with the Green Bay Packers. But there is another major negotiation brewing in Seattle with former Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson.
Ryan Suter responds to Humboldt tragedy
Former Badgers defensemen Ryan Suter was reportedly the favorite player of one of the Humboldt hockey players killed last weekend. He took to Twitter to say thank you.
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