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Wisconsin spring football: Five possible quarterbacks, tons of new coaches and one heck of a new vibe

Will Joel Stave, Curt Phillips, Danny O'Brien, Bart Houston or Tanner McEvoy win the starting quarterback job? Only two assistants return from last year's staff -- how will all the new ones fit in? Does Gary Andersen really like Macklemore?

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Report: David Gilbert transferring to Miami

Have the reports of David Gilbert's demise been greatly exaggerated?

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Winding down spring practice

Spring practices have come and gone. There was a lot to say following Wisconsin's spring game Saturday, all of which should be taken with several grains of salt.

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Wisconsin Spring Game: Cardinal 61, White 47

The defense won on the scoreboard, though the Badgers' spring game could probably be considered an all-around success.

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Spring football preview: special teams

In which we come not to bury the 2012 special teams. Not completely, anyway. And we offer hopes for 2013.

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Spring Game Notes: White Among 7 Players Ruled Out

The Badgers have enjoyed a generally injury-free spring thus far. Why risk it in the spring game?

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Andersen Wants to Actually Sing 'On, Wisconsin'

Gary Andersen wants players to sing "On, Wisconsin" on gamedays. Fans should do the same.

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The Last Week of Spring Football

Wisconsin practices today for the last time before Saturday's spring game. What should we hope for?

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Tight Ends Counting on Being More Involved

Between the perceived lack of wide receiving options and a new offense, the Badgers are counting on several tight ends to fill a variety of roles in the passing game.

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Spring Football Preview: Defensive Backs

Wisconsin's defensive backs enters the 2013 season low on experience. Dezmen Southward leads a raw but talented unit that will look for help from an aggressive front seven next season.

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Crappy Weather Spoils Open Practice

The winter that just keeps on giving (ehh, not really) marred an otherwise cool event as the Badgers opened Monday's practice to the public.

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Andersen Presser: Previewing the Spring Game

Andersen confirmed all quarterbacks -- essentially, all players -- will get snaps in Saturday's spring game. Also, quick notes on the running backs' place in the passing game, standout offensive linemen this spring and more.

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Spring Football Preview: Linebackers

Chris Borland enters 2012 at the center of arguably the Big Ten's finest linebacking corps. How he adjusts to Wisconsin's new 3-4 base defense will go a long, long way in seeing if Gary Andersen is able to usher in any defensive improvement in his first year.

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Spring Football Preview: Defensive Line

Head coach Gary Andersen and defensive coordinator Dave Aranda hope the move from four down lineman to three is eased by the group's experience level. Is there a breakout star among them?

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Complete Spring Game Details

The 2013 iteration of the Badgers' Spring Game will be held Saturday, April 20, at 4 p.m. CT. It'll be televised live by the Big Ten Network.

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Spring Football Preview: Offensive Line

The Badgers are accustomed to losing talent -- and recently, position coaches -- along their offensive line. But is it simply automatic that the production will be just as good up front in 2013?

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Spring Football Preview: Tight Ends

An offshoot of the unanswered questions at wide receiver? The tight ends for Wisconsin are so intriguing, we could well see a couple split out wide this season.

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Wisconsin Badger Spring Dance-Off

Who has the freshest moves? Spoiler Alert: It's Warren Herring. From: Wisconsin Athletics via Sports Crackle Pop

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UW Has Multiple Options at Outside Linebacker

Even in the wake of David Gilbert leaving the program, the Badgers remain confident their linebacking corps can adapt to first-year defensive coordinator Dave Aranda's 3-4 system.

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Curt Phillips, Joel Stave Separating Selves

Curt Phillips and Joel Stave are separating themselves from the pack in Wisconsin's competition for a starting quarterback. Are you surprised?

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No Excuses for Thin O-Line

The Badgers are down to about eight healthy linemen for the five spots along the offensive line. But with upperclassmen like Ryan Groy and Rob Havenstein maintaing their valuable roles, there's been no room for excuses.

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Spring Football Preview: Wide Receivers

The Good? Jared Abbrederis is back. Beyond that? It's open to interpretation.

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Spring Football Preview: Quarterbacks

Three familiar faces return to battle for the first quarterback job under a generally brand new coaching staff, but boy, are those two wild cards enticing.

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Spring Football Preview: Running Backs

Losing Montee Ball hurts, but behind Melvin Gordon and James White (and perhaps a little Corey Clement), Wisconsin hopes to yet again be among the best running teams in the country.

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Andersen addresses David Gilbert leaving Wisconsin

Wisconsin's first-year head coach addressed the foot issues that have forced Gilbert to leave the program before his senior season.

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Spring Football: Offense Shines in Open Practice

The Badgers opened Camp Randall Stadium to fans on Saturday, showcasing an impressive offense led by quarterbacks Curt Phillips and Joel Stave.

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Gilbert, Andersen react to LB's departure

Gilbert was set to transition to linebacker from defensive end in the Badgers' new 3-4 defense, but foot injuries ruled him out for this spring before this surprising announcement.

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David Gilbert leaving program due to foot injuries

The troublesome right foot of David Gilbert ends his career and opens a hole in the linebacking corps.

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Badgers' New 3-4 Defense Drawing Rave Reviews

First-year defensive coordinator Dave Aranda has brought the 3-4 with him from Utah State. The transition has the Badgers excited and looking forward to the fall with a unit that's not even at full strength yet.

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Spring Practice Report: Curt Phillips Shines

All four of the quarterbacks competing for the starting job took reps during Wednesday's first scrimmage of the spring. While each had a positive performance, Phillips may be the early leader.

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The Joy of Grainy Spring Video

The joy of grainy video from Wisconsin spring practice, plus tons of NCAA tournament links.

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Badgers Seeking Receiver Depth Under New Regime

Wisconsin may have five quarterbacks to pick through, but finding production from receivers not named Jared Abbrederis could be just as critical for the new offense under Gary Andersen.

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Dezmen Southward Leads Secondary into New Era

As the only senior among Wisconsin's likely starting secondary, Southward is seizing hold of the leadership responsibilities previously held by the likes of Devin Smith, Aaron Henry and Jay Valai.

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Handicapping the Quarterback Competition

The Badgers appears to have a legitimate five-man battle for the starting quarterback jo on their hands. As spring practice gets under way, let's take a way-too-early look at the favorites to win the competition.

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Joel Stave Enters Spring Armed for 5-Man QB Battle

After a broken collarbone ended his promising freshman campaign, Stave returns to the practice field fully healthy and confident. Joining him, though, is what promises to be one of the fiercest quarterback battles Wisconsin has seen in a while.

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White, Gordon Begin Task of Replacing Ball

With the Badgers opening spring practice over the weekend, James White and Melvin Gordon returned to the field as Wisconsin's two feature backs. With Montee Ball gone for the NFL, how will Wisconsin's offense survive?

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Jeff Genyk Named Badgers' New TE/ST Coach

Jeff Genyk has been named Wisconsin's new tight ends and special teams coach, the athletic department announced Tuesday night. Genyk comes to Madison from Cal via a brief pit stop in Nevada, and has plenty of Midwest ties.

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Gary Andersen Presser: Boulware Was "Wrong Guy"

Wisconsin's new head coach kicked off the spring football season with an interesting media session that covered the sudden vacancy for a tight ends/special teams coach, his thoughts on Big Ten expansion and his adjustment to Madison.

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We Hardly Knew Ya: Jay Boulware Jumps to Oklahoma

Boulware spent a cool two months (less, really) as Wisconsin's tight ends coach. Does this once again stir the "Wisconsin doesn't pay assistants enough" pot?

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UPDATED: Chris Beatty Hired as Receivers Coach

Gary Andersen's staff is now set. Can Beatty foster more production from receivers not named Jared Abbrederis?

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The Enticing Future of Wisconsin's Defense

New coordinator Dave Aranda has a plan, and it should have Badgers fans salivating.

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NSD 2013: Which Recruits Could Play Early?

Gary Andersen had 19 new recruits to introduce on Wednesday. How many will actually see the field in 2013?

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National Signing Day, Same as it Ever Was

Another National Signing Day has come and Wisconsin has signed what seems like a pretty good football recruiting class. But just how excited should we be before any of these prospects hit the field?

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NSD 2013: Andersen Introduces UW's Class

The Badgers' new head coach has 19 commits to begin his tenure with in Madison. Will any see the field early?

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