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Wisconsin Badgers, 8/21: Linebackers expect to be ready for LSU; UW dolling out $ for unlimited food

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Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Wisconsin's linebackers are banged up, but Vince Biegel (concussion) told Madison.com Wednesday that they'll all be ready to go for LSU on Aug. 30. That would include Derek Landisch and Marcus Trotter, who've both been dealing with hamstrings, and Joe Schobert, who actually played in Monday's scrimmage.

Also in that Madison.com article, Trotter has some very enticing praise for Corey Clement.

Who has been the biggest revelation during camp? Trotter, a fifth-year senior, thought for a moment before nominating a young backup.

"Corey is going to be amazing," he said, referring to sophomore tailback Corey Clement. "He's good. He was good last year, but he's even better this year. If you can tackle him, you can tackle anyone in the country."

Also in that article: Gary Andersen made the team do extra conditioning drills Wednesday because the locker room was too messy. Damn kids! The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the details on those drills:

First the players did trunk rotations, 10 repetitions of about 10 seconds apiece. That was followed by a segment of toe touches. The players got on their backs, extended their feet and arms skyward and reached up to touch their toes until strength coach Evan Simon told them to stop.

More on Landisch: he told Fox Sports Wisconsin that he's just trying to "play within myself" and not "be" Chris Borland. BadgerNation says he's Wisconsin's seventh-most indispensable player this season.

Madison.com has a feature on Taiwan Deal, who received his "Motion W" on Tuesday and might still be the leader for the No. 3 running back spot as Caleb Kinlaw continues to be slowed by an injury.

UW officials expect to spend between $1.5 million and $2 million on unlimited food for student-athletes this year, according to the Journal Sentinel.

"Some schools have dorms with chefs in them," UW athletic director Barry Alvarez said Wednesday after watching part of the football team's practice. "We'll have food stations at all our training sites. Our plan is good. Ours is more than fair. They'll get plenty to eat.

More on the Trotter brothers: BadgerBlitz says they have plans to end their UW careers on a high note.

Soccer talk: Wisconsin's men's team was picked seventh in the Big Ten preseason coaches poll. Three Badgers were named to the preseason players to watch list.