Think the Russell Wilson story will quiet down at some point? I don't either.
Now that Russell is officially a Badger we're learning more about his recruitment. Tom Mulhern writes that it was an unsual process for the UW coaching staff. NCAA rules prevented Bielema, who wanted to go to one of Wilson's minor league games, from visiting Wilson or his family.
Mike Lucas shares some of the conversation that Barry had with Wilson during his recruiting trip to Madison earlier this summer. Alvarez compares Wilson to Jordan Taylor. That's quite a compliment.
Scott Tolzien could play a big part in getting Wilson up to speed with the playbook. Tolzien has volunteered to tutor Wilson and Bielema is checking to see if that's fine with the NCAA. Andy Baggot talked to Tolzien about how the current QBs are taking the news and how he thinks Wilson will fit in.
Adam Mertz at the Cap Times writes that Wilson's transfer boost's UW's brand reputation as much it does UW's on-field outlook this season. This AP article also discusses how a stud QB picking UW over other schools helps UW's reputation.
If you want to know more about Wilson from a NC State fan's perspective, you can listen to what the NC State student paper sports editor has to say about UW's new QB. Wilson's best attributes on the field are his decision making and guts.
Heisman Pundit discusses Wilson impact on the Heisman race. They don't expect Wilson to be a serious contender for the Heisman but his presence could open up an opportunity for James White or Montee Ball, who won't have to run into 8-man fronts all game.
Elliot Hughes at the Badger Herald cautions Badger fans to not get too carried away and start thinking national championship. I get what Elliot is saying, but Badger fans should enjoy having a national title be a legitimate possibility.
Still want some more stories? Adam Mertz has a plethora of links at Madison.com. Check it out here.
In non-Wilson news, the ESPN Big Ten blog ranks Peter Konz the 3rd best center, Ricky Wagner the 5th best tackle, and Kevin Zeitler the 2nd best guard in the Big Ten.