Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Former N.C. State QB Wilson To Start For Wisconsin?

Former North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson is headed to Wisconsin, potentially solving one of the biggest hurdles standing between the Badgers and a Big Ten title.

Wilson’s desire to play both baseball and football ultimately led to his early departure from N.C. State. Coach Tom O’Brien released the all-ACC quarterback two months ago largely because his baseball commitments kept him from taking part in offseason workouts.

Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said Monday that Wilson will compete for the Badgers’ starting job in the fall. Wilson most recently played in the Colorado Rockies’ minor league system but apparently is ready to hang up his baseball spikes.

What Bielema said: “This is an unusual situation, especially for a program that prides itself on developing players throughout their careers, as we do here at Wisconsin,” Bielema said in a statement released by the school. “However, this is a special situation and Russell is the type of player and person that fits very well with our team.”

What Bielema meant:  "We didn't score a TD in our spring game and we desperately need help at the QB position.  I like having a job and I like Russell Wilson.  Have you seen this kids stats?"

Wilson has one year of eligibility remaining and can play right away. He will attend graduate school at UW.
In his three seasons with the Wolfpack, Wilson threw for 8,545 yards and 76 touchdowns with 26 interceptions.  In 13 games last season, Wilson completed 58.4 percent of his passes for 3,563 yards with 28 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Wilson also rushed for 435 yards and nine touchdowns last season.

We have contacted the Suits In Indianapolis for an explanation of why Wilson can play for N.C. State one year and transfer to another D1 school and play the next year…

*Items in italics may not be true, but in this case, we think they very well may be…

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