MADISON – On the first two-a-day practice of the fall, Wisconsin tried to maximize its morning practice with a heavy dose of team drills, going as far to bring in an officiating crew for the first time this camp.
But when avoidable penalties and fights started breaking out, head coach Paul Chryst had enough.
A growing problem that hit its crescendo when fights broke out on consecutive plays, Chryst ended practice and had every healthy player line up on the sideline to run gassers for approximately 10 minutes.
“We’ve (only) got so much time and how we use that time is up to us,” Chryst said. “I thought we had a couple of undisciplined things that maybe we need to address the discipline part of it. So, that’s how we’re going to spend our energy. I would prefer we do it otherwise, but (the gassers) was the purpose of it.”
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