Wisconsin hits the practice field in Miami; Badgers wary of mobile Hurricanes’ QB Malik Rosier
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Day 1 in Miami for Wisconsin
Wisconsin hit the field Monday for the first time in Miami as the Badgers held a Christmas Day practice at Barry University.
Slowing Malik Rosier — on the ground
After seeing Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett hurt them with his feet in the Big Ten title game, the Badgers are focused on making sure Miami quarterback Malik Rosier doesn’t do the same in the Orange Bowl.
Family affair in Houston
J.J. Watt wasn’t playing, but that didn’t stop the Watt family from celebrating Christmas together in Houston. T.J.’s Pittsburgh Steelers crushed J.J.’s Texans 34-6, but the brothers did get a chance to play a little catch before the game.
Wisconsin OL not worried about NFL
The Badgers three All-American offensive linemen — Michael Deiter, Beau Benzschawel and David Edwards — are focused on the Orange Bowl and not their potential futures in the NFL — at least not yet.
Looking for a fourth straight bowl win
After losing four straight bowl games from 2010-13, including three Rose Bowls, the Badgers have a chance to make it four straight wins for just the second time in school history. Here’s Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal on whether that’s a focus for the team.
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Orange Bowl a pricey ticket
Thanks in part to the fact Miami is playing in its home stadium, ticket prices to get into the Orange Bowl are higher than any recent Wisconsin bowl game.
The accurate Alex Hornibrook
Pro Football Focus College has all kind of different stats to grade players, and one they tweeted out on Monday makes Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook look pretty good.
Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook was the most accurate QB in the B1G in terms of connecting on deep passes this season. pic.twitter.com/IngyzFPiRr
— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) December 25, 2017
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