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Badgers Football: Freshman quarterback Jack Coan gaining confidence in his first spring at Wisconsin

From mastering the playbook to understanding defenses, quarterback Jack Coan has plenty on this plate this spring, but the true freshman continues to make strides in Wisconsin's offense.

MADISON – During his illustrations high school career, Jack Coan recalled that his longest play call went something like ‘New York Blue 900.’

“It was really short and simple,” Coan said.

At Wisconsin? Not so much.

Getting his first opportunity to watch practice and sit down with the playbook during an unofficial visit in March 2016 (a visit that convinced him Wisconsin was his school of choice), Coan heard the players and coaches rattle off the complex calls with ease and realized his memory was going to be put to the test.

“You have to spend many hours and many nights studying the playbook getting the verbage down,” Coan said. “It’s definitely a lot.”

Change has been the theme for Coan as Wisconsin nears the end of its spring practice schedule, which will conclude with the spring game Friday, April 21. One of only three scholarship quarterbacks on the spring roster, Coan has been thrown into the deep end from the day one with the amount of reps he was getting.

While Coan came in with a strong pedigree ...

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