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Badger Bits: Your motivation for the week

Start your week off on an up beat and watch a sick 14-year-old get his bedroom made over by Wisconsin football players and Make-A-Wish.

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I really like heartwarming stories, and I like them all the more when it's 1 a.m. and there is a hangover going through dramatic death throes in my frontal lobe and I just found out I'm going to be an uncle you guys it's pretty great.

Stories like Darien's below are a yearly rite of college football at this point, but darn it if they don't cut to the core of me, especially when they are orchestrated by a team I like.



Campus Union previews Wisconsin's passing game, if you're not yet sick of our multiple stories previewing the passing game. Of course, there is an all-important takeaway:

Andersen and his staff have molded standout quarterbacks in the past. Utah State's Chuckie Keeton was a first-team WAC honoreein 2012, when he set single-season school records for touchdown passes (27), passing yards (3,373), completions (275) and completion percentage (67.6 percent). Andersen also hired San Diego State's Andy Ludwig as the Badgers' offensive coordinator. Ludwig helped shape former Aztecs quarterback Ryan Lindley into one of the most productive passers in FBS history before he was drafted by the NFL's Arizona Cardinals last April.

Football will be gone in 10-20 years, says Hall of Fame cornerback Lem Barney.

Texas jumps on the Dylan Moses creep train.

Penn State lists Tyler Ferguson and freshman Christian Hackenberg as co-starters at quarterback.

Chris Brown on Tim Tebow is very worth reading, even if you're sick of Tebow.

OTE outsources its hate piece on Maryland, and doesn't miss a beat.

What hath adidas wrought Pt. 862: Putting Mississippi State in pink jerseys may destroy the South.

NCAA '14 Top 25 freshman puts three Michigan and Ohio State players in the Top 12.