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Wisconsin football: Rose Bowl notebook

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How have the Badgers been doing in California so far?

Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio - Wisconsin v Oregon Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Your B1G West division champion No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers (10-3 overall, 7-2 B1G) have been out in California for a few days now getting prepared to do battle with the Pac-12 Champion No. 6 Oregon Ducks (11-2 overall, 8-1 Pac-12) on New Year’s Day.

Here are some updates from the last few days on the Badgers as they have started taking in all the festivities and practices that surround The Granddaddy of Them All.

  • A quick injury update from when the Badgers landed in Los Angeles. Noah Burks, who left the B1G Championship game early with an injury will be ready to play. Kayden Lyles will not.

Trust me, Jaypo knows he misspelled David Moorman’s name, no need to tweet at him.

  • There has also been some interesting comments regarding current Badgers that have eligibility remaining and whether or not they should go pro.

FWIW, Jonathan Taylor should definitely go pro but I can certainly see an argument for Quintez Cephus coming back. I think Cephus could really improve his draft stock with another season, and a weaker wide receiver class, while Taylor has nothing left to prove at the collegiate level.

  • Since everyone’s favorite past time is “Hollerin’ About the QB” it is important to remember that Jack Coan wasn’t at 100% at the end of the season.

The Mertz Train would’ve been coming down the tracks at ludicrous speeds were he to have started a game and won in November.

  • Tyler Biadasz did not ever think about skipping the bowl game.
  • I would LOVE to go to Disney World with Coach Dad. So much fun!

We will have more updates from California leading up to the game and we’ll also have a series of Q&As with our Oregonian friends at Addicted to Quack to post throughout the next few days.