Wisconsin LB's Long Perspective

Provided to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Greg Russo plans to cherish this holiday season.

Spend Christmas Eve in Lake Mills with his parents. Drive to Green Bay on Christmas Day to watch the Packers host the Chicago Bears. Fly to Los Angeles on Monday with his University of Wisconsin teammates to continue preparations for the Jan. 2 Rose Bowl.

"What better way to end the year than to be in the Granddaddy of them all?" Russo, a senior reserve defensive end said after a recent practice. "Ringing in the New Year with these guys. . . . I couldn't think of anybody else better. All of my friends on the team now. . . . the coaches.

"That's OK with me."

You won't find a UW player who isn't excited about UW's second consecutive trip to the Rose Bowl.

Yet you might not find a player on the...

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