The Wisconsin Badgers football team practiced for the sixth time of the spring on Wednesday night and head coach Paul Chryst had a few updates afterwards for all of you who aren't nervously pacing your offices/homes before the basketball game tonight.
• When asked about how graduate assistant Jon Budmayr has been helping with the quarterbacks this spring, Chryst said, "I think he's good at what he does. I think the combination of the two of us, I think we can help these guys."
• Chryst had some nice things to say about potential wide receiver breakout candidate Rob Wheelwright as well: "I like the way that Rob has attacked each practice. As he gets comfortable and you can see him just play, I think he's got some real ability."
• There was no update on the injury status of tight end T.J. Watt, but sad updates abound as No. 10 on the field and No. 1 in your hearts, kicker Rafael Gaglianone, will miss the rest of spring practice. Same for wide receiver Jordan Fredrick, whom Chryst noted had an upper-body injury. "We're going hockey terms now," Chryst said.
• Michael Dieter is still playing center, while starting center Dan Voltz began some non-contact drills on Wednesday. Walker Williams filled in for Dieter at right guard.
• Receivers Connor Senger, A.J. Jordan and Reggie Love all sat out of practice, as did offensive lineman Beau Benzschawel.
• The Badgers resume practice on Friday and will be participating in a scrimmage before going their separate ways for Spring Break.