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Badger Bits: Clay doubtful for Saturday

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Wisconsin running back John Clay (32) is questionable for tomorrow's game in Ann Arbor. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images).
Wisconsin running back John Clay (32) is questionable for tomorrow's game in Ann Arbor. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images).
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Finally, Friday has arrived. Here are some Badger links to make Friday that much better before the weekend.

According to Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Wisconsin running back John Clay probably won't play tomorrow when the Badgers take on the Wolverines in Ann Arbor. Head coach Bret Bielema addressed Clay's injury after practice on Thursday, as well as the injury situation for the rest of the team:

"'Everybody should be good to go except for John ... (He's) not worse than expected,' Bielema said when asked about the severity of Clay's injury. 'You can't go until that thing is healed up.'"

Bielema mentioned later that Clay will probably be ready to play next week against Northwestern, with Montee Ball and James White set to carry the Badger rushing attack tomorrow.

More Badger Bits after the jump!

Football has posted their "Know the Foe" preview for tomorrow's game against the Wolverines.

Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt is hoping to replicate the success Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan experienced against the Michigan offensive line.

Corner back Antonio Fenelus is not surprised by any of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson's speedy moves: Fenelus has played against Robinson in high school.

Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes that the Wisconsin coaching staff is hoping for another breakout performance against Michigan from defensive end Louis Nzegwu.

Tom Mulhern of write that scoring early is becoming a habit for the Badgers this year.

Wrapping up the football links,'s Adam Rittenberg has posted his take on the Big Ten rooting interests for Week 12.


Chuck Schwartz of Sixty Minutes. No Alibis. No Regrets. has posted his preview and predictions for this weekend's series, where the Badgers will take on the newly minted No. 1 team in the country, UM-Duluth.

Andy Baggot of has provided his projected starting lines for the men's hockey team this weekend.

Tweet of the day

From Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt's Twitter account:

Just got off the phone with Jaxson. His message this week: "Dont let Denard get outside of you. He's Fast."

In Conclusion

Wisconsin travels to the Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Saturday to continue their chase for at least a share of the Big Ten title. Be sure to keep it here at B5Q for predictions, gamethreads, and post-game reaction!

The game kicks off at 11 AM CST on ESPN, be there or be square!