Jeff Gravley

He's the same ole' Russell Wilson and that's a good thing.

Posted August 31, 2011

Russell Wilson doesn't have a Twitter account, although there is a fake one @RussellWilsonUW.  The profile gives away how legitimate it is. Ramblings of the Former Second Baseman for the Asheville Tourists and Savior of the 2011 Wisconsin Badgers.

Yeah, that sounds like what Russell Wilson would say.

He's a man who takes it "one play and one day at a time."  Wilson uses that quote a lot with rolling eyes and chuckles from some in the media. But I'll take an athlete who is not a self-promoter and doesn't give a hoot about how many followers he or she has on Twitter.

Russell Wilson has earned followers of college football with his play. His game is about to reach parts of the country that have never seen him play. Thursday night, Wilson will start for the Wisconsin Badgers on national TV against UNLV. Sure he played plenty of games on national TV with NC State but do you think the folks in Wisconsin or the Big 10 payed much attention?

They will now...every pass, every play. Especially his new coach Bret Bielema. "I'd seen him on TV," Bielema said. "I wanted to find out what kind of person Russell is. Any time you see a three-year starter leave a program as a senior, you have some questions."  

But they were quickly and positively answered then reinforced when his teammates chose Wilson a co-captain. "He meshed really well with the guys," receiver Nick Toon said. "He came in, and everybody really liked him." 

Before practice one day, Toon challenged Wilson that he couldn't throw a football from 40 yards away and hit the goal post. Russell just smiled and let it rip. Ting!!, a completion.

Russell Wilson is a man of guarded words but he delivers on the playing field.

Keep up with a statistical comparison of Russell Wilson and Mike Glennon throughout the season.  
 

 

 

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  • tommybrownnc Sep 5, 6:50 p.m.

    Wilson's departure was already planned and staged. It's related to his last season, his Heisman... View More

    — Posted by PackFan1983

    NIIIICE!!!

  • PackFan1983 Sep 4, 8:35 a.m.

    Wilson's departure was already planned and staged. It's related to his last season, his Heisman campaign and the best place to be for that pursuit. Notice that his interest in baseball suddenly changed after he went to Wisconsin. Don't blame TOB. He did not make Wilson leave. Many people at major sports networks agree with this, whether they will publicly say it or not. (Heard one say it on ESPN radio last week). I am a NCSU fan and I don't want to hear the fair-weather fan whining and the "what if's" if we don't have a perfect season. Glennon is our QB now. Support him or stay home on Saturday.

  • GoLower Sep 3, 3:33 p.m.

    Is this how State treats all their hall of fame QB's with one year of eligibility remaining? I... View More

    — Posted by 4tarheels

    Its Toby's legacy. Just breaks m'heart LOL

  • 4tarheels Sep 2, 7:41 a.m.

    Is this how State treats all their hall of fame QB's with one year of eligibility remaining? I think other schools should be able to use this against TOB and State in the recruiting wars. How do you explain letting a guy with this much talent and great performance just walk away? It's certainly a head scratcher. Just step back and pretend you're talking to a sportsfan from California, how do you explain why Russell is not playing for State? The bottom line...State told Wilson he could not be the starter unless he participated in spring drills. Wow, those spring drills must really be important at State because it doesn't seem to have affected him at Wisconsin.

  • PackFan1983 Sep 1, 7:34 p.m.

    Hey Jeff Gravely...Ah...Russel Wilson NO LONGER plays at NC State. He is in ANOTHER conference. He cannot make up his mind what sport he wants to play so TOB decided for him. GET OVER IT! LET GO OF IT! Sorry, it didn't work out your way, but you need to move on man. We DO like current news, not OLD news!!

  • The Gooch Sep 1, 4:26 p.m.

    Best of luck tonight against UNLV, Russell!

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Sep 1, 4:05 p.m.

    Great work...this is a story everyone is interested in

    — Posted by sportznut628

    But not as much as you!

    Having said that, GO WILSON!

  • OGE Sep 1, 1:08 p.m.

    I wonder how many interview TOB will do with Gravely after this...I know a guy like TOB needs to put his foot down to let everyone know who's in charge. This however is a huge mistake that has a greater chance of blowing up in his face than turning out well for NCSU.

    Wilson is a proven winner that waltzed out the door.

  • axepack Sep 1, 10:13 a.m.

    Can we expect the Wear twins tracker vs UNC frontcourt come November?? Gravely is been hanging... View More

    — Posted by pwayscue

    +1

  • pwayscue Sep 1, 8:43 a.m.

    Can we expect the Wear twins tracker vs UNC frontcourt come November?? Gravely is been hanging around twiddle-dee and twiddle dumb (Gold and Ovies) too much.

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