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Wisconsin Badgers seek another Big 10 title
For some time last season, many thought the Wisconsin Badgers would have a chance to play for the National Championship. Narrow Big 10 losses at Michgan State and Ohio State ruined those plans.
The Badgers bounced back to win the Big 10 title, then ended their season with a narrow Rose Bowl loss to the Oregon Ducks.
Could the Badgers win a 3rd league title in 2012? They are one of the contenders.
The Wisconsin Badgers are coming off their 2nd straight Big 10 title and they return 11 starters, 5 on offense and six on defense but have to replace their outstanding quarterback Russell Wilson. They definitely are a contender for another Big 10 title.
"I littlerally gave them a calander to mark off every day as it came forward. I'm a firm believer in it they don't have to they can give me rhetoric that's what they believe my belief is that they really have followed through with that so we'll do it once again," said Coach Brett Bielama.
Wisconsin gave Nebraska an unwelcoming experience coming into the Big Ten the Badgers won 48-17, this year the tables may be turned when Bucky makes a stop in Lincoln September 29th.
"They woke us up pretty good with a score and a touchdown and there was some things we had to battle through and get resilience. If we try to do that in Lincoln, Nebraska we're not going to find much success. They are a great football team, play very, very hard and I have great respect for Coach Pelini what he has been able to establish, there is a mentality."
In that October game the Badgers were led by their senior running back Montee Ball, a Heisman hopeful, he rushed for four touchdowns and he hopes to continue that success into his 2012 campaign and hopes to walk away with the Heisman Trophy.
"I am going to approach this season just like I did last year, but I said I'm going to just play my game in my shoes and not try and do anything outside my ability and I believe that will be enough," said Ball.
"I'm very happy he is back and I'm excited to see his part on the team this year as a leader and I respect him for that," said Wisconsin left tackle Rickey Wagner.
"I'm only human and I would love to walk away with the trophy. It's definitely the last thing I'm thinking about. The first thing I'm thinking about is having a great camp because we will not be a good team."
The Badgers begin their regular season against Northern Iowa Septebmer 1st
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