August 31, 2006

Moffitt redshirting, growing at left guard

MADISON, Wis. - Last week left guard John Moffitt was on the list of true freshmen with the possibility to see game-action this season . Fast-forward a week later and University of Wisconsin football head coach Bret Bielema has decided to save the 6-foot-4, 295-pounder for another season, meaning Moffitt will redshirt. spoke to Moffitt earlier this week. It was then he broke the news of his redshirt season, which he seems to be fine with. Below is this site's conversation with Moffitt about redshirting, zone-blocking and new UW offensive line coach Bob Palcic[/db.

Did you expect to be in this position - on the verge of the depth - coming in?

MOFFITT: "I mean I guess I kind of (saw myself) being a two or lower, kind of a three, so it wasn't anything that shocking. I don't really like to take those things that seriously. It's more about what we're doing in practice than what coach projects."

What have you been working on since fall camp started about a month ago?

MOFFITT: "I've been trying to work on my footwork lately, get my footwork down a lot better. You realize when you're watching practice every single day, it really snaps in to you what you're really doing right and wrong. I've been really trying to focus on my footwork and even getting faster. The game pace is just so much faster and everyone hits hard, so I'm really trying to focus on the footwork aspect."

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