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Former Badgers lend Chryst a hand

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MADISON, Wis. (WXOW)   The Badgers are roughly halfway through their first fall camp under Paul Chryst. 
    There have been some subtle and not so subtle changes in the way things are run.

One of the noticeable differences is the conscious effort to tap into the success of the past.
    Chryst has 11 former players working for the program in a variety of coaching positions.
     Some, such as Bill Nagy and Bradie Ewing, bring NFL experience to the program.
    But all of them understand what it takes to win at Wisconsin.

"The culture here at Wisconsin is having former players and guys that have been a part of a lot success here before coming back and you know, kind of getting back to where everything was," said Bill Nagy, an offensive graduate assistant.
 "Coach Chryst has done a great job of surrounding himself with people he believes in, that have a connection with the program, and you know Wisconsin is a little different than some other places where you know we want smart, tough, dependable guys that come in and work.  I think Chryst tried to surround himself with people that embody that and can teach the guys that," said Bradie Ewing, who serves as an assistant recruiting coordinator.

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