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Quarterback Alex Hornibrook shows his growth in Wisconsin's second spring practice

Wisconsin has yet to put on full pads for spring practice, but sophomore Alex Hornibrook certainly looks more confident than a year ago.

MADISON – Successfully going through his progressions to find the open receiver, relying on his senior tight end to make some tough catches in traffic and hitting a high percentage of his deep passes, sophomore Alex Hornibrook looked like a starting quarterback.

“It was a good day,” Hornibrook said, “but it was the second day.”

The 6-4, 213-pound quarterback was spot on in his answer. Wisconsin went through their second spring practice Thursday in sweats, jerseys and helmets and went heavy on individual position drills before departing for spring break. But in two sets of 7-on-7 drills, Hornibrook looked like a quarterback comfortable and confident in what he was being asked to do, adding a little extra zip on his passes in the process.

“I think it was all good and I learned from all of it (last year),” Hornibrook said. “Everything that we did helped make me a better quarterback. I’m glad with how the season went.”

Although Wisconsin will increase its team drills in the weeks ahead, plenty could be gleaned from the units the Badgers trotted out Thursday.

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