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Badger Bits: Wisconsin reloads at running back

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Have you ever heard that old saying "We don't rebuild, we reload?" It's rather fitting for the Badgers' running backs.

You have to figure that the one position the Badgers' coaching staff isn't worried about is running back. No matter who leaves for the next level or graduates, someone always seems to step up. As Elliot Hughes writes for the Badger Herald, Wisconsin will be more focused on keeping the "monster" alive, instead of finding a new one.

Think about it- if you can only use one word to describe the 2011 Badgers' running back situation, what would you use? I would use deep. Despite losing John Clay and his 3,413 career rushing yards to the NFL, the Badgers return Montee Ball (1,387 career yards), James White (1,052 yards), and Zach Brown (1,152 yards). That's also not including redshirt freshman Jeff Lewis, a former three star recruit who will compete with Brown for the third-down back job this fall. 

It must be reassuring for Bielema and his coaching staff that running back is, as of right now, the least of the team's concerns. 

More Badger Bits after the jump!

Dave Heller of the Journal-Sentinel has another blog post from Gabe Carimi posted. Carimi says he's thinking about staying home in Madison to be with his family for the NFL Draft next month.

Tom Mulhern of writes that UW freshman Kenzel Doe is ready for the big leagues

Check out's post-practice interview! All this spring football just makes me giddy.

Ryan Evans of the Daily Cardinal writes that the future looks bright for the UW men's hockey team. The key for the youthful Badgers is going to be whether players will stay for more than a year or two before jumping to the NHL.

Mike Fiametta and Elliot Hughes of the Badger Herald have their men's basketball season review posted.

Andy Baggot of writes that money is all that matters to the Ohio State Buckeye's brass.

Finally, Tom Oates notes that there's nothing surprising about the teams in this year's Final Four. You read that right. Nothing surprising.

Hey, guess what! Real honest-to-goodness baseball starts tomorrow. Call me a sentimental fool if you will, but I really love these days right before the start of another season, where everyone has hope. I can't wait till I get that same feeling about football this fall!