Posted by Tom Fornelli
In the 2010 season the Wisconsin Badgers had three running backs with more than 996 yards and 14 touchdowns. That's what happens when you play the brand of "American Football" that Bret Bielema prefers. The Badgers also had a fourth running back on the sidelines in Zach Brown who decided to redshirt during his senior year since it seemed apparent to him that he wouldn't be getting many carries in 2010. Well, now it seems Brown feels he won't be getting many carries behind returning backs Montee Ball and James White in 2011, either, as Brown has decided to transfer.
Bret Bielema made the announcement on Tuesday.
This is a move that could work out well for both sides. Since Brown is on schedule to graduate in August it's possible that he won't have to sit out a season before playing again elsewhere. In his first three seasons in Madison, Brown rushed for 1,152 yards and 11 touchdowns.
As for the Badgers, this will free up a scholarship. A scholarship that could go to an incoming transfer like, say, I don't know, Russell Wilson? Wilson, who announced he was leaving N.C. State earlier this spring, has expressed an interest in playing another year of college football after his season in the Colorado Rockies minor league system finishes, and Wisconsin is reportedly a school he's interested in.