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Break behind them, Badgers back to business


After an 11-day hiatus for spring break, it was back to practice for the Wisconsin football team Tuesday. UW's fifth session of spring practice had the Badgers back in full pads, through a cold snap forced practice into the McClain Center.

The Badgers drilled for 26 periods, with a number of younger players -- including RB Melvin Gordon and WR Chase Hammond -- standing out.

What drew the most attention, however, was the Badgers' use of a two-tailback setup, with senior Montee Ball and junior James White lining up in the backfield at the same time.

"We're going to get our best players on the field," first-year offensive coordinator Matt Canada said. "We've got guys who can catch it, who can run it. And again, let's try to maximize our best."

It's no wonder the UW coaching staff wants to maximize each player's impact. In the past two seasons, Ball and White have combined for 4,684 rushing yards and 6,000 all-purpose yards.

Following practice, head coach Bret Bielema met with the media. His full remarks can be found below: