College football has some great traditions. The fun of college football is seeing each program’s unique tradition they engage in. For the Wisconsin Badgers, it is the ‘Jump Around’ tradition between the 3rd and 4th quarters. In his introductory press conference, new head coach Luke Fickell was asked about the ‘Jump Around’ tradition.
Fickell said he’s excited to be on the other side at Camp Randall during Jump Around, not up in the press box as an opposing coordinator.
“That thing would start shaking and I’m like ‘Are you sure this thing is safe? I didn’t sign a waiver.’”
The room loved that one.
— Jake Dicker (@jakedicker) November 28, 2022
Luke Fickell Shares Thoughts On ‘Jump Around’ Tradition
During Fickell’s time as the Ohio State defensive coordinator, he got to experience this tradition from the opposing side. However, Fickell was not on the field but in the press box which gave him a much different experience. His quote made a lot of people laugh.
“That thing would start shaking and I’m like ‘Are you sure this thing is safe? I didn’t sign a waiver'”
While the tradition is meant to be fun for the fans, Fickell gives a look into the slight intimidation factor that ‘Jump Around’ has. I can’t imagine trying to plan for the 4th quarter while the box I am in is shaking. Fickell is thankful that he gets to experience it from the Wisconsin side now.
One Of The Great Traditions In College Football
When Luke Fickell was hired, he talked about how he admired the Wisconsin football program from afar for a while. It is traditions like this that make a program great. Players love to come and play in an atmosphere like Camp Randall Stadium. While the ‘Jump Around’ tradition isn’t necessarily having a direct effect on player performance, I’ll bet it helps fire the team up.
It was one of the most fun moments of the press conference to hear Luke Fickell talk about ‘Jump Around.’ Expect Camp Randall Stadium to be rocking for many years to come with Luke Fickell at the helm of the program.