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Badgers getting healthy ahead of Alabama matchup

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The Wisconsin Badgers are now less than one week away from opening the season against third-ranked University of Alabama, and it appears the team will be healthy in time to face the Crimson Tide.

Three members of the offensive line returned to practice this week, including redshirt sophomore Hayden Biegel.

First-year head coach Paul Chryst also named redshirt junior Bart Houston the backup quarterback to Joel Stave.

It appears the pieces are beginning to come together for No. 20 Wisconsin, but Chryst is keeping the focus on practice, and not on the primetime matchup with the Crimson Tide.

"I want them to focus on camp, and I thought the guys did a nice job of doing that," Chryst said. "Then yesterday kind of signified a little bit of a change. I don't worry - it's my job to make sure they're ready for it but they know what's coming. I think they're excited for the season, I think they're excited for kind of changing gears a little bit."

Wisconsin and Alabama will meet Saturday night in Arlington, Texas in the 2015 Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium. Coverage on WXOW News 19 begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by kickoff at 7 p.m.

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