Chris Borland on joining San Francisco 49ers


"We’ve gotten a little bit of exposure to those guys and that defense when we had a switch to 3-4. We watched some of their film. We actually implemented a few things the Niners do on defense. So, they’re two of the best in the league and I’m looking forward to learning from them." That's Borland talking about pairing up with linebackers Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman. The full Q&A (plus audio of Borland's conference call) is well worth your time. Among other things, he admits he had no idea the 49ers were interested in him, even though he spoke to head coach Jim Harbaugh at the NFL Combine.

Russell Wilson files for divorce from wife, Ashton, Seattle Seahawks announce


"I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce. Clearly, decisions like these don’t come easy. Ashton and I respectfully ask for prayers, understanding and privacy during this difficult time. Moving forward, I will have no further comment on this personal matter."

Seattle Times

Ohio State's Bradley Roby has some interesting comments about Jared Abbrederis


"I had a bad game against Wisconsin. A lot of people want to say [Abbrederis] had 10 catches for 200 yards on me, but that’s not how it went. He probably caught four balls on me, but he was a great player. It was at a time when I was kind of slacking. I didn’t start off the season as serious as I should have. I wasn’t playing the first game so maybe I held back in practice. I think that showed in my first half of the season. At cornerback you always have to be fundamentally sound and if you don’t you’re going to mess up."

H/T @JesseTemple

Andy Ludwig on the possibility of D.J. Gillins starting as a freshman


"It’s too early to say because I haven’t seen him take a snap. But you’ve seen it happen. He’s smart and he’s got a great skill set so let’s see March seventh. Let’s see how that first snap goes."

ESPN Wisconsin

Mike Bruesewitz blogs on playing in Israel


"Most of what I took was my young-adult wardrobe, which was also selected by my mother (aka Mrs. Erickson)."

Fox Sports Wisconsin

Barry Alvarez speaks on Wisconsin-Arizona State ending


"That's going to bother me for a long time. I can't wait to meet that official again."

Barry Alvarez on The Big 1070.

Wisconsin issues statement on Camp Randall Stadium concession issues


Dear Badger Season Ticket Holder:

Thanks for your support at today’s season opening win for the Badger football team. You showed dedication to our student-athletes and we appreciate your passion for Wisconsin Football.

Unfortunately, some of you had an unsatisfactory experience with our concessions operation at today’s game. We are committed to providing outstanding customer service and today we did not meet your expectations. We apologize for the inconvenience you may have experienced. Please be assured we are aware of the issues and are already working with our concessions partner on solutions for next week’s game.

We appreciate the support you provide our football team and look forward to seeing you next week and for the rest of the season at Camp Randall Stadium.

Barry Alvarez
Director of Athletics

Wisconsin Athletic Communications

Kenzel Doe will likely return punts


"The punt returner is my favorite player on the team. Because he has to be one of the toughest guys there is. He stands there with his chin up and 11 guys running at him and they all would like to get a free shot on him. Then he has to catch the ball in front of 90,000 people, with the ball moving (in the wind). That skill set is hard."

Safeties coach Bill Busch |

Ethan Armstrong on track to play in opener


"I'll be ready to play in the opener. It's just a matter of when I'll be back for practice."

Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Twitter. Armstrong added he hopes to return to practice Aug. 21. Wisconsin also starts prep for UMass that day. Armstrong has been sidelined since last Tuesday with a minor left leg injury.

Gary Andersen on NCAA's new targeting rule


"I think it has been a positive movement toward protecting the kids but I also believe we’ve got to be as careful as we can to not take an opportunity away from a young man who doesn’t deserve it… I want to protect the kids but I also hate to take – 12 guaranteed opportunities is all you get – and to take one of them away on a ‘maybe’ concerns me."