September 24, 2007

Caulcrick excited about Camp Randall experience

EAST LANSING - Madison, Wis., can be a pretty wild place.

Camp Randall Stadium - the home of the University of Wisconsin football team - is arguably the most raucous venue in the Big Ten, meaning the Michigan State Spartans have a tall task ahead of them when they face the 9th-ranked Badgers there in a 3:30 p.m. kickoff Saturday.

"Penn State, Ohio State and Wisconsin, those are the three loudest stadiums I've ever been in," said MSU fifth-year senior running back Jehuu Caulcrick Monday afternoon. "But Wisconsin they are right on top of you, and the fans are ruthless there. They will be saying anything to you. But for me personally I like that kind of stuff, so I feed off that. It's good. I'm excited about it."

The last time Caulcrick was inside the stadium was during his true freshman year. He didn't play, however, as he was redshirted during the 2003 season. What he does remember, though, is the Spartans' loss, 56-21, and the relentless nature of the fans, which included a wild exit from the stadium.

"They were calling me Rudy because - obviously I was redshirting - I wasn't playing. They were just calling me a bunch of names," Caulcrick remembered. "And even on the bus back - you know because we were embarrassed there - this old lady mooned us on the way back. So yeah, it's a pretty hostile environment there."

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