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Stave will rest, Clement ready to rumble

MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW)  The Badgers spring football game Saturday will not include quarterback Joel Stave.
    Stave has been shut down for the rest of spring practice because of shoulder soreness which was leftover from that injury suffered in the Capitol One Bowl.
Don't expect to see much of Melvin Gordon either.
     He's been held out of most tackling drills as a precautionary move.
     His backup, Corey Clement was supposed to get the same treatment this spring but the sophomore-to-be actually asked Gary Andersen to let the defenders give him a few pops.
     Clement rushed for 547 yards this past season.
     As Gordon's new sidekick though, he knows he needs to be ready to help share the load.
"You know, I was kind of frustrated after one practice. It was kind of like I had a bad one. So I was like I can't end this week on a bad note. Thank God we had a scrimmage later that week. I actually texted. I asked him can I redeem myself. He said 'Go ahead. It's a full go for you.' I think he actually respected me approaching him can I have some physical contact for once because I have to relieve some stress," Clement said.

The Badgers spring game starts at 3pm Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium.

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