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Badgers sound off on "Coach A"


MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Stability restored, the Badger football team can continue preparing for the upcoming Rose Bowl game against Stanford.

There's talk freshman quarterback Joel Stave could see some time under center. But, if he doesn't get in, he'll still likely be the guy leading new head coach Gary Andersen's offense next season.

Andersen has already said he will not take an active role in Rose Bowl prep, leaving that up to Barry Alvarez. But, Andersen will be a fly on the wall at practices, giving his future players the ability to form first impressions.

"Everyone's heard he's a player's coach," said junior DT Beau Allen. "We all know how he called all of his players at Utah State when he found out he was leaving. I think that's something that shows a lot about his character. I'm excited."

Junior RB James White added, "I didn't know too much about him. I know we played against him, and obviously they gave us a run for our money--Utah State. He's a good coach. I'm sure he had a good staff. I'm sure some of those guys will be here too, so we're going to be coached by some good coaches."

The Badgers will meet Stanford in Pasadena in a little more than a week.

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