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07:21 AM ET 07.09 | Generally, recruiting clips are more beneficial for programs scouting players, but the pitch can go in both directions. The University of Wisconsin football program continues to stockpile dual-threat quarterbacks. D.J. Gillins became the latest by orally committing to Badgers coach Gary Andersen and his staff on Monday. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Gillins, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., chose the Badgers over Boston College and Arizona, among others. ... Gillins pledged his allegiance to UW without even stepping foot on campus. He won't do so until his official visit in the fall. "I liked the coaches they have and I love the fan base," said Gillins, who has seen the Badgers play on television and was enamored by YouTube clips sent to him by the UW staff.

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July 9, 2013  08:23 AM ET

Good thing they don't show Florida kids the Wisconsin winters in the videos.

July 9, 2013  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Good thing they don't show Florida kids the Wisconsin winters in the videos.

If you love cheese it's the place to be.

July 9, 2013  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Good thing they don't show Florida kids the Wisconsin winters in the videos.

LOL, The Florida kids can look at all the video from the Wisconisn Winters and the California sunshine they want and it wouldn't make any difference. Think of it this way, some of the dads of the current Gator recruits, that played for the Gators, need left the state of Florida for a OOC game.

July 9, 2013  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

If you love cheese it's the place to be.

...and brats.

July 9, 2013  10:27 AM ET

Hope this new coach can continue to keep Wisconsin "in the hunt" in the B1G and continue what Alvarez and Bielema built.

July 9, 2013  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Good thing they don't show Florida kids the Wisconsin winters in the videos.

What's not to love about Wisconsin (or the rest of the mid-west) winters? A little snow, a little ice, might need a coat, no big deal IF YOUR A MAN.

July 9, 2013  10:42 AM ET
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What's not to love about Wisconsin (or the rest of the mid-west) winters? A little snow, a little ice, might need a coat, no big deal IF YOUR A MAN.

Good comment, totally again. Nothing like watching a Green Bay or Wisconsin game in the middle of winter!!! Might need a little human antifreeze before the game, but damn it's fun!!!

July 9, 2013  10:55 AM ET
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What's not to love about Wisconsin (or the rest of the mid-west) winters? A little snow, a little ice, might need a coat, no big deal IF YOUR A MAN.

That's the problem. I'm a wimp. (I hate the oppressive Texas summer heat as well.)

And, if that's the case, this guy should be the coach at Wisconsin or a Mid-West school.)

July 9, 2013  10:56 AM ET
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What's not to love about Wisconsin (or the rest of the mid-west) winters? A little snow, a little ice, might need a coat, no big deal IF YOUR A MAN.

That is, unless you have to shovel snow up to a tall Indian's arse off your driveway, scrape glaze ice off your windshield, and unplug the engine block heater when it's colder than a witch's teat. No, Thank-eee. I'm a warm-weather wimp, and I don't care who knows it.

July 9, 2013  10:56 AM ET
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Good thing they don't show Florida kids the Wisconsin winters in the videos.

OK, so they'd see snow and ice. Not so hard to do.

But how exactly do you get a kid to understand things like cabin fever, gray overcast skies for weeks at a time, skin that cracks from the dryness of the necessary heat, girls that may have decent goods underneath but look like polar bears with 7 layers of clothing on, etc? THAT's the tough part IMO.

July 9, 2013  11:01 AM ET
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OK, so they'd see snow and ice. Not so hard to do.But how exactly do you get a kid to understand things like cabin fever, gray overcast skies for weeks at a time, skin that cracks from the dryness of the necessary heat, girls that may have decent goods underneath but look like polar bears with 7 layers of clothing on, etc? THAT's the tough part IMO.

LOL, you haven't been to Wisconsin in the the summer months, have you??

July 9, 2013  11:10 AM ET
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LOL, you haven't been to Wisconsin in the the summer months, have you??

No, but I have been to northern OH in the summer months, and it's terrific.

July 9, 2013  11:16 AM ET
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LOL, you haven't been to Wisconsin in the the summer months, have you??

HiYa, OT. My late best friend lived in Appleton when we were in high school. I visited him and his family both winter and summer. The experience left me weather bipolar.

July 9, 2013  11:17 AM ET
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OK, so they'd see snow and ice. Not so hard to do.But how exactly do you get a kid to understand things like cabin fever, gray overcast skies for weeks at a time, skin that cracks from the dryness of the necessary heat, girls that may have decent goods underneath but look like polar bears with 7 layers of clothing on, etc? THAT's the tough part IMO.

That's what the beer is for, GR. Jeesh, you'd think as owner of the Haus you would have figured that out yourself.

July 9, 2013  11:22 AM ET
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HiYa, OT. My late best friend lived in Appleton when we were in high school. I visited him and his family both winter and summer. The experience left me weather bipolar.

GTH, good morning, my friend!! Yes Bipolar weather is a great way, to describe Tthe weather in Wisconsin!! :-)

July 9, 2013  11:50 AM ET
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If you love cankles and 5'4 inch 195 pound co-eds, it's the place to be.

FIFY

July 9, 2013  11:56 AM ET
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That's what the beer is for, GR. Jeesh, you'd think as owner of the Haus you would have figured that out yourself.

Very excellent point you make, sir.


The young recruits, however, are not of drinking age, so I left that part out, but you are absolutely correct that it has a bearing.

July 9, 2013  11:57 AM ET
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FIFY

LMFAO, great comment coming from a guy that lives in Arky!!!! Good job!!!! :-)

 
July 9, 2013  01:10 PM ET

Honestly, I hope that Gillins isn't fascinated by images of 14-yr-old girls sporting 34Cs.

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