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Andersen says Badgers won't have a "traditional spring game"


MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin football head coach Gary Andersen told the media Saturday that his team will not hold a traditional spring game on April 20th. Andersen says to expect more of a scrimmage than an actual game to be played on that day.

"We won't be able to have a spring game," Andersen said. "We'll have a good scrimmage and we'll get after it. It will be fairly short. We'll be on and off quick, which is good for a spring game. That's kind of what everyone wants when you're in the 15th practice, but we'll still use it as a work day. It will not be a traditional spring game."

The Badgers are dealing with injuries and thin numbers on the offensive line. The priority for Wisconsin during this spring seems to be in learning the new philosophies installed by the Andersen staff, and keeping the players healthy. Andersen said some of the proven players want to be out there full go, but with their health in mind, he is limiting their participation this spring.

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