The Badgers held their annual Media Day at Camp Randall on Friday. It was our first chance to see and speak with this year's squad.
Gone are 11 starters. That leaves another 11 positions to fill. Many of the players already have plenty of experience, but still need to show their will to win the position.
"If I was a player, I'd be a little edgy if I heard that," said head coach Gary Andersen. "That would make me...I got this thing, we're ready to go. I want them to have it. I don't think i have to push them to have it. But if i do have to push them to have it i'll make sure they continue to understand people may not think they're ready to step up."
"I'm super excited, man," said running back Melvin Gordon. "I've been working with some guys. I've been training pretty hard. It's a lot of guys trying to step up and step into the spotlight and show what they've got. So, I'm excited about the whole season, man."
The Badgers' hit the field for their first practice on Monday.
Medford native Ben Hemer serves as our special investigative reporter at Media Day, giving us an exclusive behind-the-scenes look. Check out the video above.
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