Nothing better as a Coach than watching young men reach their goals. #OnWisconsin-- Gary Andersen (@UWCoachAndersen) August 5, 2014
Andersen's answer: You're on scholarship
Walk-ons have been a backbone of the Wisconsin football program since Barry Alvarez put an emphasis on the program when he arrived in Madison in 1990. Since then, 76 players that walked onto the team at UW have gone on to be awarded scholarships. Well, make it 77.
Head coach Gary Andersen added another member to that list Sunday as the Badgers gathered for a team meeting on the eve of their first practice sessions of Fall Camp 2014. At the end of a trivia game -- bucket hats were the prize for correct answers -- Andersen posed a question to sophomore long snapper Connor Udelhoven: How many walk-ons have earned a scholarship under the current coaching staff's watch?
Udelhoven missed the multiple-choice question (the correct answer is eight, well, now nine) but that had no bearing on Andersen's decision to add him to the ranks of the players on scholarship.