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Badger Bits: Carimi prepares for Pro Day

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Gotta tell ya- I think I'm getting spring fever. 40 degrees sounds like shorts weather to me. Anyway- on to the links!

Today is Wisconsin's Pro Day, and offensive lineman Gabe Carimi gave Dave Heller of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel an update about his training, and how he feels going into Pro Day:

"As far as Pro Day, from what I understand, it will be coaches putting me through o-line drills. I’ve heard that coaches want to get a feel for me and how I adapt to their coaching. I have a private workout set up with the Browns on Friday. Both me and John (Moffitt) are going to spend some time with Cleveland’s offensive line coach. I’m also going to visit the Buffalo Bills next week. I’ll continue to do more visits and workouts for teams as we get closer to the draft."

Carimi's receptiveness to coaching could have a big effect on his draft status. Draft Tek currently has Carimi drafted No. 31 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers, and mentions that "The weakness of his game are mostly inconsistencies in technique that are coachable corrections."

If coaches at Pro Day come away impressed with Carimi's willingness to work and improve his technique, he could move much higher up in the draft.

More Badger Bits after the jump!

Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel was suspended for two games for failing to report his players' NCAA violations. Hey, I'm no NCAA official, but that punishment seems a little light to me.

Jack Eich looks back at one of Wisconsin's best basketball performances.

Jason Karnosky writes that former Badger and Hobey Baker winner Blake Geoffrion is making an impact for the Nashville Predators.

Chuck Schwartz takes a look at the NCAA men's hockey tournament in his latest bracketology.

Schwartz also has his list of All-WCHA Awards for the 2010-2011 season.

Mike Fiammetta of the Badger Herald thinks an improved offense bodes well for Wisconsin's defense.

Ryan Evans (No not that one) of the Daily Cardinal talks about Wisconsin's unique challenges in the WCHA tournament.