Thursday Gary Andersen fielded questions about his Badgers headed into a Big Ten West divisional matchup against Nebraska. The coach said that the team has been preparing for the game against the Cornhuskers by participating in parts of practice outside. With the chance of snow and predicted cold whether, the coach said he found it very important to get his team reps outside. Andersen said that just because the weather will be cold doesn’t mean that the Badgers schemes will change at all.
Andersen said that while kick coverage has been a concern he will not be 100 percent sure about until the team gets on the field and proves to him that they have improved. The head football coach compared Nebraska to Maryland and South Florida offensively in certain ways, but said that Nebraska’s Tommy Armstrong is the most athletic quarterback they have faced all season.
Andersen had good news on the injury front, stating that both Derek Watt and Konrad Zagzebski will play on Saturday. In Wednesday’s practice, freshman Aidan McNamara sustained a severe leg injury in which an ambulance was brought in to transport him. Andersen did confirm that he should be back for spring practice.
Andersen finished by saying "I think Melvin’s the best [running back in the country], but Mr. Abdullah may be right behind him."
The Badgers take on the Cornhuskers at 2:30 PM Central Time at Camp Randall Stadium. The game can be found on ABC.