Badger Bits: Assistants adjusting to Wisconsin football

I guess it just comes with the territory. When a football team like Wisconsin wins a championship and goes to the Rose Bowl, it's natural for assistants to move on to other job offers. The Badgers lost their defensive coordinator and running backs coach in the offseason, but their positions weren't vacant for long. That's another thing that comes with winning- when you win, coaches want to get in on the fun.

DeMontie Cross left Purdue for the Badgers after just a month in West Lafayette, Dave Huxtable left his position as a coordinator to coach UW's linebackers, and Thomas Hammock left the Gophers to return to Madison. According to Max Henson and Elliot Hughes of the Badger Herald, Wisconsin's three new assistant coaches are fitting in nicely.

"Wisconsin has been one of the top football programs in the nation," Huxtable said. "I just love the kind of football that Wisconsin plays. It’s smash mouth football — it’s a physical brand of football … its what I think sets this place apart from other programs in the country."

More Badger Bits after the jump!

Check out the latest edition of Varsity, UWBadgers.com's official newsletter.

UW linebacker Kevin Claxton said he is trying to make the most of his second chance, according to Tom Mulhern.

Mike Fiammetta writes that the time is now for Jon Budmayr to emerge.

Andy Baggot writes that friends and family of Kirk Daubenspeck are hosting a fundraiser to help him in his rehabilitation from a brain injury.

Check out the Journal-Sentinel's gallery of Mike Bruesewitz's buzz cut!

Jeff Potrykus writes that Montee Ball and Aaron Henry showed a lot of emotion at practice.

And finally, Dave Heller has a few quick updates on Gabe Carimi.

Have a great weekend! I'll be spending mine in a library trying to learn Adobe Dreamweaver as quickly as possible, so hopefully yours will be more eventful and less frustrating. 

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