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Chryst turns to former players to lead from sidelines

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MADISON, Wisconsin (WKOW)-- The Badgers are roughly halfway through their first fall camp under Paul Chryst with September 5th game in Arlington, Texas, looming in the near future. Under Chryst, there have been some subtle and not so subtle changes in the way things are run at the University of Wisconsin.

One of the noticeable differences is the conscious effort to tap into the past success at Wisconsin. Chryst has pulled 11 former players into working for the program in a variety of coaching positions. Some, such as Bill Nagy and Bradie Ewing, bring NFL experience to the program, but all of them understand what it takes to win at Wisconsin.

Nagy, a former Badger lineman, spent three seasons at UW (2007-2010) contributing to UW Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl berth in 2010. He went on to the NFL, being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2011 NFL Draft and starting four games at guard as an rookie. He finished his NFL career with the Detroit Lions in 2013.

Ewing, a former UW fullback, went from being a walk-on, to a scholarship player, to captain, to the NFL. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 2012 but injuries quickly ended his career in the pro's. 

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