It actually felt and looked like spring on Saturday and not only did we all enjoy being outside in the stadium for practice, but the players and coaches no doubt benefited from it. The team’s two-plus hours practice included a red-zone scrimmage toward the end of the workout.
“I saw some of our guys step forward and make improvements,” head coach Bret Bielema said afterward. “We’ve got nine down and six to go.”
Among the standouts at practice was sophomore wide receiver David Gilreath, who made several outstanding catches. “David is moving forward and I really like the way he’s focused on becoming a better receiver,” Bielema said.
This weekend marked the 32nd Annual Wisconsin Football Coaches Association clinic. Among the coaches in town to speak were Oregon State’s Mike Riley, Appalachian State’s Jerry Moore and UW-Whitewater’s Lance Leipold.
The Badgers, as Bielema mentioned, have six practices left this spring, including the game on April 19. The last four Tuesday/Thursday workouts were originally scheduled for the early morning, but have been moved to evenings.