The Wisconsin Badgers have been known to be a top-notch football school, but the culture of Madison, Wisconsin sets itself apart.
An elite tailgating scene, a raucous fanbase, and Jump Around in the fourth quarter isn’t a better atmosphere to play College Football.
On Wednesday, Mordecai was asked what advice he would give to incoming Miami transfer QB Tyler Van Dyke.
Wisconsin Badgers QB Tanner Mordecai on what Tyler Van Dyke should expect at Wisconsin next year.
The Wisconsin Badgers are known for their culture, and whether it’s Paul Chryst, Bret Bielema, or Barry Alvarez, the standard remains the same. Treat everyone like family and make every recruit feel special. Wisconsin has done that and more by recruiting individuals who fit its system and who will lay it all on the line every play.
Mordecai embodied a true Wisconsin football player by only missing three games due to a broken hand. Most players had a six-week injury, but Mordecai gutted it out and extended Wisconsin’s 21-season bowl berth.
The hope is Tyler Van Dyke, brings the same Wisconsin attitude to the team next year. Mordecai shared his thoughts about what advice he gave to Van Dyke
(Via Jesse Temple The Athletic.)
“Just soak it all in. Really embrace the culture of this place. That’s what I told him was so special about Wisconsin is the number of really high-character guys in the locker room and guys who really care for each other. The family atmosphere is real here. Everyone preaches that, but it’s a living thing.
“After football games, all the families of the entire team are all tailgating together. That doesn’t happen anywhere else I can almost bet anything on it. I think that’s just really special. People root for each other and want each other to do great. I just told him it’s a special place to be.”
Wisconsin quarterback Tanner Mordecai, who transferred in with one year of eligibility remaining, was asked what advice he gave to quarterback Tyler Van Dyke (another transfer coming in with one year left). Thought this was a really good answer. pic.twitter.com/rgPCWuGofC
— Jesse Temple (@jessetemple) December 19, 2023
Mordecai and the Wisconsin Badgers have a tall task against the LSU Tigers.
Mordecai hopes to extend Wisconsin’s two-game bowl win streak as the Badgers take on the LSU Tigers in the ReliaQuestBowl on Jan 1 at 11 a.m.
Wisconsin has had several players transferring out of the program, and RB Braelon Allen, C Tanor Bortolini, and CB Jason Maitre opting out to prepare for the NFL Draft.
The good news is LSU Heisman Trophy QB Jayden Daniels announced he is opting out of the bowl game to prepare for the NFL Draft, so this could be an evenly-matched game.
This will be Wisconsin Badgers QB Tanner Mordecai’s last game as a collegiate QB, and hopefully, he sends Wisconsin home with a victory.
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