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Day 1 recap: Moffitt, Nagy out with injuries

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Day 1 of practice is officially in the books and this is what we were able to dig up around the web:

Injuries create gaps on offensive line -
John Moffitt and Billy Nagy are both out with injuries. Having two projected starters on the offensive line out with injuries is a major blow when you consider the Badgers are replacing three starters on the line from last season. Moffitt's injury is the worst of the two, but Bielema expects both of them to be ready for the season opener.

Freshman Travis Frederick, who was talked up by his teammates at Big Ten Media Days, filled in at center today

Injuries forcing Badgers to patch holes in the offensive line - JSOnline
Jeff Potrykus' version of the same story.

More news and notes from camp -
Tom Mulhern has more details from camp, including the never ending tug-o-war between the media and Bielema when it comes to access to practice..He also notes that sophomore Bradie Ewing, who is now at fullback, will get some carries, much like Bill Rentmeester did in the past.

Among Mulhern's mentioned standouts from Day 1 (via the mouth of Bret Bielema) are freshman LB Chris Borland, freshman WR Kraig Appleton, and QBs Jon Budmayr and Dustin Sherer. Mulhern also says TE Garrett Graham will be limited until Friday for precautionary reasons after all the injuries he battled last season.

Fall practice report No. 1 -
The official practice report from the team.

Big Ten preseason power rankings -
Adam Rittenberg has Wisconsin at No. 7 in his preseason power rankings.

Pictures from camp
The Badgers were sporting new practice jerseys Monday. Check them out at

Bret Bielema post-practice interview - Day 1
The full Monday interview with Bret Bielema.

Bielema Twitter Update

Only one Tweet from Bielema Monday: "Just finished practice #1 and the team had great energy. Offensively Graham, Gilreath, and Appleton made some nice catches."


Player of the Day: Freshman offensive lineman Travis Frederick

The big news of the day was the injuries to Moffitt and Nagy. Frederick, who has already been named "Big Thunder" by his teammates for his impressive work in the weight room, moved over to center and didn't fumble a snap, according to Bielema.

QB competition update: Bielema said Dustin Sherer and Jon Budmayr both "took advantage of the snaps they had today."